This morning, Lafayette Fire Company Bird-in-Hand Fire Company, Witmer Fire Protective Association, Ronks Fire Company, Manheim Township Fire Rescue, Strasburg Fire Company #1, Gap Fire Company, & Lancaster EMS responded to a Building Fire in the 2200 block of Lincoln Highway East at the Country Inn & Suites. The fire alarm company had reported an alarm activation within the building and nearby callers reported fire on the outside of the building. With this information, the building fire assignment was struck. The visible fire of the HVAC unit was mostly extinguished by nearby S.A. Communale Fire Protection Contractors using several fire extinguishers. Units on scene ensured the fire was out, removed the HVAC unit, checked for extension and setup ventilation to help remove the smoke from the building. Firefighters were on scene for nearly 2 hours.
A special thank you to Cartoon Network Hotel that brought cold water and snacks for firefighters and the hotel occupants that patiently waited to return to their rooms.