Just before 3 PM, Brush 45 along with other mutual-aid apparatus was dispatched to assist Station 6 (West Whiteland Fire Co.) with a woods fire along the Rt. 30 By-Pass at Mile Marker 283.
When Chief 6 (K. Miller) arrived in the area, it was determined that approximately five acres of woods and railroad ties were on fire and gaining access to the seat of the fire would be an issue. The actual location of the fire was between the AMTRAK railroad tracks and the Rt. 30 By-Pass and spreading East and West into the woods.
The crew of five, from Brush 45 (Ass’t. Chief Wesson) assisted with extinguishment using rakes, shovels and a chainsaw. After working for three hours the team returned to service back at station.
At 2:55 AM, on Sunday morning the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched for a building fire in the 100 block of W. Lancaster Ave. The crews arrived quickly to find the outside siding on fire. The crew from Tower 45 (Capt. K. Stevens) laddered the building and began to removed the outside siding and foam installation will the crew from Engine 46-1 (Lt. Grygo) stretched an 1.75″ attack line and extinguished the smoldering fire. The crews were back in service after one hour of work.
Photos are courtesy of the West Whiteland Fire Co.