At 4:45 AM, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched for a CO Alarm sounding in a single family dwelling, in the 400 of Jefferson Ave.
Battalion Chief 45 (J. Trego) arrived and found a smoke condition on all floors of the home and upgraded the assignment to Smoke in a Dwelling. This added a full box alarm with mutual aide from Engine 6-2 (West Whiteland Fire Co.), Engine 38 (Thorndale Fire Co.), Engine 47-5 (Lionville Fire Co.), Engine 49-5 (East Brandywine Fire Co.) and Station 51 for RIT (First West Chester Fire Co.).
Rescue 45 (Lt. McCarraher) arrived and conducted a search of the building, while Engine 46-2 (Minquas Fire Co. No. 2) deployed an 1.75″ hand-line into the home. Crews from Tower and Engine 45 assisted with ventilation after it was determine that there was a heater malfunction.
Photos are courtesy of the East Brandywine Fire Co.