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
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

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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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