On Wednesday afternoon, Company 63 was sent to the 100 block of Foal Court in “Oakview Estates” for a reported brush fire. As crews were getting geared up, the box was filled out to a structure fire putting four engines, three ladders, and a rescue on the assignment. Additional 9-1-1 callers were describing a large fire with direct impingement on an apartment building.
Truck 63 happened to be on the street for driver training and could see a column of smoke in the area as they approached the address. Once on location, Truck 63 confirmed a working natural vegetation fire along the end unit of a two story apartment building; the fire had not yet spread to the structure.
Engine 63-1 arrived shortly thereafter and its crew deployed an 1 3/4” attack line and was able to knock down the bulk of the fire in short order. Engine 62-2 (Witmer) ran a feeder line to Engine 63-1 while Engine 41-1 (Bird-In-Hand) and Truck 204 (Manheim Twp.) were assigned to overhauling the area and pulling siding to check for extension. The remainder of the units were staged in the parking lot.
The fire was under control in about 10 minutes and with no extension found, the assignment was scaled back. Company 63 cleared the scene incident within about 30 minutes.
Engines: 63-1, 63-2, 62-2, 41-1
Trucks: 63, 204, 43