Mt. Penn Fire Company

Fire Alarm escalates into Structure Fire

On September 10 just after 3a.m. L1 was dispatched to assist E4 (Lower Alsace) on an AFA at 721 Carsonia Ave, Klinger’s on Carsonia.  The police and Deputy 4 (Yohn) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported a working fire with flames from a roof vent.  The assignment was upgraded to a structure fire with additional help coming from Exeter (Co25), Birdsboro (Co7), Alsace (Co8), Laureldale (Co13) and Amity (Co49).  Crews found heavy fire in the first floor kitchen area which appeared to be gas fed.  There was extension to the roof and vent system over the kitchen area as well as up the inside of the wall to the second floor.  Fortunately all of the occupants in the second floor apartment were able to escape.  Several areas in the roof and exterior walls were opened up for ventilation and to check for extension.   Crews secured the gas and were able to get most of the fire knocked down within 20 minutes using several lines.  Extensive overhaul was needed to ensure the fire was completely out.  Crews were able to clear just after 6a.m.  The fire is believed to be accidental according to the township fire marshal.

Photo credit C. Jordan/C. Sixtos-Flores/Exeter Twp FD

Photo credit Barry Vogt

Photo credit Josh Steingraber

Photo credit Chris Jordan/Christian Sixtos-Flores/Exeter Twp FD

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
2017
MonthTotal
January46Prior Year (2016) Stats
January - 32
14 more call(s) this year.
February36Prior Year (2016) Stats
February - 46
10 less call(s) this year.
March38Prior Year (2016) Stats
March - 33
5 more call(s) this year.
April29Prior Year (2016) Stats
April - 52
23 less call(s) this year.
May31Prior Year (2016) Stats
May - 33
2 less call(s) this year.
June35Prior Year (2016) Stats
June - 31
4 more call(s) this year.
July39Prior Year (2016) Stats
July - 41
2 less call(s) this year.
August42Prior Year (2016) Stats
August - 31
11 more call(s) this year.
September47Prior Year (2016) Stats
September - 40
7 more call(s) this year.
October50Prior Year (2016) Stats
October - 38
12 more call(s) this year.
November22Prior Year (2016) Stats
November - 37
15 less call(s) this year.
December0
Totals415
Working Fires20


Previous Years

2016455
2015453

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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.

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