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April 26, 2004 

Close call in Forest City PA
Photos by Trent Turner

Just after 08:30 hours Tuesday, Wayne County Communication Center dispatched a box assignment for a working house fire at 88 Dundaff Street in Forest City, PA.  First due engine, Engine 41 (Forest City) had heavy fire showing on Side A on all floors of the two story wood frame structure. Second due engine, Engine 43 (Browndale) took position on side C with its own water supply.

   An agressive exterior attack was mounted using a tailboard master stream from Engine 41 and large diameter handle lines by Engine 43. Prior to arrival of the first company a male occupant jumped to safety from an attic window.  Ladder 18 (Clifford/Susquehanna County)  took position on side C, supported by Engine 43 once ladder pipe operations commenced. 

   Engine 52 was the Rapid Intervention Team.

   Companies remained on the scene for nearly three hours with extensive overhaul operations. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

  On the assignment:
  Engine 41, 42, 43, 52
  Rescue 41
  Ladder 18
  Forest City EMS
  Cottage EMS 

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