At 04:49 this morning, Lancaster County-Wide Communications dispatched Companies 6 (Lancaster EMS), 62 (Witmer), 63 (Lafayette), and 48 (Ronks) to the Target on Covered Bridge Drive for an auto accident with reported entrapment and on fire.
Additional reports stated the crash was actually in the 2300 block of Lincoln Highway and that occupants of the vehicle had been freed. Chief 41 (D. Boyer) was in the area, arrived first, and confirmed the reports from the 9-1-1 callers.
Engine 63-1 was the first suppression unit to arrive. The crew initiated fire attack and completed a rapid search of the vehicle to ensure it was unoccupied. Their crew was backed up by Engine 62-2 and Rescue 48. Engines 63-2 and 62-1 also made the response. Several patients were transported to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.
Lincoln Highway was closed until just after 0700 hours so the highway could be cleared of the wreckage.
Photos are courtesy of off-duty Firefighter, Ja. Poole, MPO S. Hershey and Witmer Fire.