Mt. Penn Fire Company

2 structure fire assists in 8 hours-Oley & Birdsboro

On May 1 just after 4p.m. Ladder 1 was dispatched, along with several other companies, to 2017 Memorial Highway to assist Oley for a reported barn on fire.  As units were responding dispatch advised of multiple calls reporting a working fire.  Deputy 5 reported heavy smoke from Oley Village and just as the first units were arriving requested a second alarm and which sent several other companies as well as E1 and a tanker task force as there were no hydrants in this rural area.  Arriving units found a large barn and nearby vehicles well involved with fire extending to several other structures on the property due to radiant heat.  Within 10 minutes of arrival 3 other storage buildings on the property became fully involved and were total losses.  One storage building and a nearby residence also ignited but the fires were quickly extinguished and they were saved with minimal damage.  E1 set up a fill site for the tanker shuttle at the Manatawny Creek on the east side and E7 drafted from a farm pond to supply water on the west side.  The fire was placed under control just before 5:30p.m. and heavy equipment was brought in to assist in final extinguishment.  Crews were able to return shortly after 8p.m.  The fire is under investigation by the State Police Fire Marshall.

Courtesy WFMZ/Christopher Trace

Courtesy Rdg Eagle/Matt Nanci

Courtesy of Wendy Becker

Courtesy of WFMZ

Shortly after 11p.m. L1 was dispatched as the RIT company to 147 Hopewell St. in Birdsboro to assist on a garage fire.  First arriving units from Co 7 had a well involved 2 car garage to the rear of the address on Strawberry St.  They were able to make quick work of it with 2 lines.  The L1 crew stood by for about 15 minutes before being released by Chief 7 (Kulp) and returned to station just before midnight.

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14 more call(s) this year.
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The mission of the Mt. Penn Fire Company is to protect the lives and property of the people of Mt Penn from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing Rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a 100% Volunteer work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.