Just before Noon, Engine 63-1, Engine 62-2 (Witmer Fire Protective Association), Engine 41-1 (Bird-in-Hand Fire Company), Engine 61-1 (Upper Leacock Fire Company), Rescue 48 (Ronks Fire Company), Truck 63, Truck 204 (Manheim Township Fire Rescue), and Truck 66 (Lancaster Township Fire Department) were dispatched on the first alarm for a Commercial Building Fire in the 1800 Block of Colonial Village Lane in the first due. 9-1-1 callers were reporting a fire in a chemical storage room within the building.
Engine 63-1 arrived first to establish a primary water supply and began deploying a handline. Truck 204 was second arriving, and immediately made access to the roof and reported smoke from the exhaust vents. Engine 63-1 crew members reported the fire to be extinguished before arrival and reported Nickel Phosphorus was the product burning. Other units took odd and end jobs on the fire ground until the incident went under control.
Upon recognition of the hazardous material, all crews were evacuated and decontaminated due to the nature of the fire. Hazmat 2 Environmental Fire Rescue Company was dispatched to investigate and remove the material.
Units were on scene for about 2.5 hours.