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At approximately 5:15 PM, during a a tremendous thunderstorm, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment for a house fire in 700 block of Marshallton-Thorndale Rd., in West Bradford Twp.

The crew from Tower 45 placed the first round of ground ladders around a barn that was converted to a three story house and then went to the third floor to check for fire extension and ventilation. The crew from Engine 46-2 assisted the crew from Rescue 38 with fire attack.

The crews from Engine 45 and Air-Light 46 remained un-committed at the scene, due to this being the fourth working house fire at the same time in Chester County during and after the storm.