August 22, 2015 – Minutes after 1100 hours calls began to flood into PSC advising that a house was on fire in the 4200 blk. of Apple Orchard Lane in Company 29’s area. Engine Co. 27 responded as the second due engine company on the alarm.
Units arrived to discover a three story, end of the row townhouse with smoke and fire showing from the roof and too floor. Engine Company 27 picked up 29’s line and advanced the 400′ pre-connected attack line to back them up in the fire building. The fire had already extended to the Delta 1 exposure and a Second Alarm was sounded. Companies worked to gain access to the well progressed fire and before it was over a total of five occupancies were effected by the fire. During the fire the additional lines were pulled off of Engine Co. 27 and the wagon truly demonstrated its capabilities on this fire. Chief 27A assisted at the Command Post and was able to keep the fire ground running smoothly.
Unfortunately, during this incident debris fell from the roof of the structure and landed directly on a firefighter from another station. That firefighter was transported to Shock Trauma via helicopter and later released. We wish them the best of luck.