Mt. Penn Fire Company

Early morning St. Lawrence Structure

3615 Patton St. Nov 18, 2017

On November 18 shortly after 6a.m. Mt. Penn was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co4) and Exeter (Co25) to 3615 Patton Ave. for a possible structure fire, reported heater malfunction. Just after arrival Lt 25-2 reported a working fire with fire in the basement.  Crews stretched multiple lines into the house at the first floor and basement level while other crews vented the heavy smoke in order to find the seat of the fire in the cut up & sectioned off basement.  Once located it was quickly brought under control.  Command struck a second alarm to bring additional manpower to the scene from the City of Reading and West Reading (Co64).  Extensive overhaul was required to find and extinguish several pockets of hidden fire, especially above and below the area of the front door.  Crews were able to begin clearing just after 9a.m.  The Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupants.  The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

3615 Patton St. Nov 18, 2017

3615 Patton St. Nov 18, 2017

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Mt. Penn Fire Company

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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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