Incident Detail: 2021 Call No. 094

Call No.  94
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 Structure fire with entrapment 
 141 East Grand Avenue 

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October 25, 2021

Truck 22 dispatched class one to 141 East Grand Avenue in Tower City Schuylkill County for a working structure fire with entrapment. Truck 22 responded with 7, Utility 22 with 2 and two additional members went POV. Updated information now listed the fire as 135-137-139 and 141 East Grand Avenue with a working fire in all structures. The Truck arrived on side A/B and was assigned to assist Pine Grove Truck 58-25 with laddering of the buildings and ventilation. Utility 22 arrived and staged down the block. The crew split up with half laddering the rear of the structure while the other half went interior to try and get to the second floor. The stairway had burned away and a ladder was used to allow access to the upper floor. Heavy fire was rolling thru the attic craw space which was common to all addresses. Truck 58-25 vented the roof in several locations and was later assisted on the roof by crew from Truck 22. Most of the interior of the second floor was heavily damaged by fire. Crew worked the C side and knocked down the bulk of the fire while other crews were working the roof and interior floors.The other crew went interior on the first floor and worked the way up to the second floor. One person was found inside and was deceased. After getting the bulk of the fire dug out and extinguished crews continued to pull ceilings and walls to dig out the remaining hot spots until control was marked. Numerous agencies were on scene including the coroners office and PSP as well as PPL. Company 24 was placed on standby in their quarters while Company 22 worked the scene. The crew assisted with victim retrieval and were then released by Command 66 and they returned home.

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