Dwelling Fire on Deibert Lane in Jackson Township
Thanks to Troy for the pics
This site will now contain Photos and Commentary on fire issues in Monroe County PA and other areas as I take or recieve them. Feel free to send me photos or ideas for the blog. I hope to get more people visiting more often like I used to. Make sure to check out the Archive section for older posts.
I am going to once again try and post some pics on here. Will try to keep it interesting and get some visitors to the site. Unfortunetly I still cannot post pics of my FD calls but my work has me all over the place and I can sometimes get pics while out and about. Will do my best.
Was in the area and caught this job. Nothing great but it made the day a little more interesting. Beleive the car caught fire which caused minimal damage to the house.
Some pictures I got while driving through Jim Thorpe, PA. Amazingly noone was hurt.
West End Fire Company Presents:
SUN VALLEY — Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that brought a home being constructed in Chestnuthill Township down to its foundations late Monday night.
Stations 43 and 28 were dispatched to a reported house filling with smoke on Old Stage Coach Rd. 43-1-2 arrived on scene and found a smokecondition int he basement. Additional companies were called in due to low manpower during this day time call. Statiosn 35,39,23 were eventually added to the box. Upon entering the buillding 43-8 located a fire near a bed in the basement. Appears the fire started in that area and burned the bed as well as the wall then appeared to run out of air and was smoldeing upon entry. Crews completed overhaul and checked for extension. Given the heat and the manpower issues this definetly could have been a lot worse.
Onlookers free 11-year-old trapped under van
Units were dispatched to Joans Rd. near the Polk Township Line for a reported overturned van. 43-7 arrived on scene with a full size van on its side with a child that had been pinned under the van and pulled out by bystanders. Medevac was grounded due to weather. 43 EMTS stablized the patient for transport due to extended ETA for the ambulance.
9 FF's lost their lives last night fighting a blaze at a Furniture store.
On June12th, a severe line of thunderstorms rolled through the area. Station 43 and 39 were dispatched to an auto alarm in the Sun Valley section of town. while responding to that call 43 was advised of a potential dwelling fire in the Birches III development. Station 39 handled the Auto Alarm with 43 heading to the second call with 27 also added.
Man dies in Polk Township house fire
Just after 1pm Station 43 was dispatched with Station 35 for a reported dwelling fire on Dotters Corner Road. Initial reports came with possible entrapment. With this info Statiosn 39 and Carbon COunty Dist 12 were added to the call. 39-9-7 arrived on scene and confirrmed the entrapment. Crews entered through the front door and removed the home owner who was DOA. Crews made an initial attack on fire on the first floor. The crew from 43-6-1 took a second line to divisions 2 and 3 and completed a search and vented. No other victims were found. A firefighter was injured and transported to a local hospital.