By Assistant Fire Chief Sam Terry
[caption id="attachment_387" align="alignright" width="198"] Pictures Courtesy of Oxford Fire Department
April 30, 2013
At 0643 hours, the Union Fire Company No. 1 and the Cochranville Fire Company (27) was alerted for a reported house on fire in the 200 block of Old Limestone Road in the Russellville section of Upper Oxford Township.
Engine 27-2 was the first to arrive reporting smoke showing. The Engine pulled into the driveway and the crew deployed an 1.75" into the house.
Assistant 21 (Terry) arrived immediately after and established the "Old Limestone Command" and requested the Box to be filled. This added the Bart Township Fire Company (51) and the West Grove Fire Company (12/22/32).
[caption id="attachment_388" align="alignright" width="275"] Courtesy of Oxford Pa Fire Department
Engine 21-1 (Capt. Obenchain) arrived and took the end of the driveway. The crew stretched a 5" supply line to Engine 27-2 and then went into the scene and deployed a second 1.75" handline.
Crews encountered intense heat and smoke throughout the house as they attempted to advance. Due to the interior conditions, both crews backed out and began an exterior attack.
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Chamber of Hoarder Learning Points:
- First arriving supervisor called for the second alarm immediately
- Interior crews pulled out once they discovered the heavy contents
- Crews attacked from the sides
- Rehab sector was established and extended
- Overhaul was extended to account for the amount of belongings