Incident Detail: 2020 Call No. 003

Call No.  3
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 Structure Fire 
 601 Spruce Street 

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January 23, 2020

The 22-1 structure box dispatched class one to 601 Spruce Street in Lykens Borough for a report of a kitchen fire with possible entrapment, bring companies 22, 23, 24, 21, 27 and Medic 6. Chief 22 responded to the scene POV and on his arrival he had a duplex 3 story wood frame house with smoke pushing out the first and second floors and one person on the front porch roof. Engine 22 responded with 4 and proceeded to the scene up South Second Street and arrived at side A with a hydrant directly in front of the structure. Truck 22 responded by way of South Street and was set up on the A/D corner. Engine 23 proceeded up Spruce Street from Main Street where they laid into the scene. Engine 24 came in South Second Street and staged behind Boyers store. Rescue 21 and Engine and Rescue 27 arrived as well as Rescue 23. Initial attack came thru the front door and they found fire around the kitchen stove extending outward to behind the adjacent refrigerator and up the wall to overhead cabinets. Fire was knocked down quickly while crews conducted primary searches of the 3 upper floors and basement of the building. Several occupants were removed from the building and the resident on the porch roof was rescued with a ladder. Power was secured to the building and crews performed secondary searches to confirm the building was evacuated. Two residents were turned over to EMS with one requiring transport. Crews checked the opposite side of the duplex building and found some residual smoke that was ventilated. Additional ventilation of the fire building was also performed. After confirming that the fire was out and there was no extension, command released most of the fire units. Command contacted Red Cross for assistance for the occupants. After packing hose command placed the box available.

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