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February 24, 2004

Building fire in Wyoming County, PA

Wyoming County dispatched a full box alarm for a report of a structure fire with exposure problems at 106 Green Castle Rd. Northmoreland Twp.Wednesday at 13:05 hours.
Companies on the box were:
Station 140 Northmoreland (Engine, Tanker, Squad) 1st due engine
Station 12 Lake Winola (Engine, Tanker) 2nd due engine
Station 91 Franklin (Tanker) 3rd due engine 
Station 31 Kunkle (Engine, Tanker) 4th due engine
Station 61 Shavertown (Ladder) 1st due truck
Station 71 Avoca (Rescue) RIT
Station 13 Franklin - Northmoreland (Ambulance) rehab / aid station
Engine 140 arrived to find a 25 x 30 building with a working fire, the exposure was on side delta.  The crew from engine 140 advanced a handline into side alpha and began to knock down the fire. 

Engine 12-2 pulled a second line into side alpha and knocked down the bulk of the fire on the side a, b corners.

Tanker 91 arrived and pumped into Engine 140 and Engine 12 as the initial water supply.  Ladder 65 assumed truck duties when they arrived. The fire was contained to two rooms on division 1. 

After crews checked for extension Chief 140 held Engines 140, 12 Tanker 91, Ladder 65 and Amb 13 for overhaul.
Chief 140 had command, the engine 140 officer had interior, and support personnel from 140 had accountability. 
No injuries were reported.