Mt. Penn Fire Company

2nd Alarm in Laureldale

 

On August 13 just after 11p.m. R1 was dispatched to cover R10 on the structure fire assignment for a reported deck on fire at 1511 Queen St. in Laureldale Boro.  At just about the same time Chief 13 struck the second alarm which sent E1, along with several other companies, to the scene.  The first arriving crews from Laureldale (Co13), Muhlenberg (Co’s 10 & 11), Spring Twp (Co85) and City of Reading (E9, L3) had fire showing from several windows near the back of the structure.  Fortunately the occupants were able to safely evacuate and were being assisted by the Red Cross.  Fire and smoke spread throughout the structure quickly but crews were able to get the majority of the fire knocked down by 11:20p.m. with extensive overhaul being required.  The rescue was able to return just before 1:30a.m. and the engine returned just before 2:30a.m.  The fire has been determined to be accidental by the Fire Marshal.

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

Courtesy of Reading Eagle/Michael Yoder

 

 

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

Phone 610-779-6723
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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2018
MonthTotal
January38Prior Year (2017) Stats
January - 46
8 less call(s) this year.
February0
March0
April0
May0
June0
July0
August0
September0
October0
November0
December0
Totals38
Working Fires1


Previous Years

2017462
2016455
2015453

Our Mission

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.

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