This afternoon at approximately 1:59pm, crews responded to a reported Dwelling Fire in the 2100 Block of Maplewood Ave in our district. EMS arrived and stated smoke showed, which was confirmed upon arrival of Deputy Chief 100. Crews from the Abington Township Fire Department, as well as Upper Moreland and Jenkintown responded to assist on the call. Station 82 (Wyndmoor Hose) and Station 1 (Glenside Fire Company) also stood by at our station to respond to any calls that came in.
Thank you to all of those who responded for your hard work.
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At approximately 0953 hours Weldon Fire Company was dispatched to a fire alarm on Tague Avenue. While en route to the fire station, Montgomery County Communications notified Weldon’s officers that there was a vehicle rescue at Easton Road and Keswick Avenue. Weldon advised the County to dispatch an engine from Roslyn to the fire alarm and that Weldon would respond to the vehicle rescue. Once on scene at the vehicle rescue, firefighters found multiple vehicles involved with on elderly female driver trapped. Weldon crews stretched a line, secured the battery on the vehicle, and using a hydraulic spreader, hydraulic cutter, and hydraulic combi tool, the crew removed one side of the vehicle to extricate the driver. Weldon was in service for approximately 45 minutes. The cause of the fire alarm was determined to be an oxygen machine alarm.
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Station 500 was dispatched to a dwelling fire on the 1400 block of Lindbergh Ave at 19:21h. Upon arrival, there was fire showing on the Pershing Rd. side, which self-extinguished prior to crews entering the dwelling. Chief 500 assumed Lindbergh Ave Command, requested utilities to the scene, and ops on Event 5.
1 person was transported to AMH.
ATFD units were dispatched for a dwelling fire on the 800 block of Jenkintown Rd.
Engine 200 arrived onlocation and reported a working fire. CH-200 established command and put multiple lines in service. Fire was extending up to the roof above the 3rd floor (rear of the building).
Units were released and STA200 cleared approx. 1.5h into the incident.
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Abington Fire Company was dispatched, along with several other companies, to a report of a house fire. Police arrived on scene and stated heavy smoke was coming from the house. Chief 100 arrived on scene and advised of a working basement fire. Companies arrived and made quick work of the fire, containing it to a portion of the basement. After the fire was controlled and crews checked to ensure no spread, companies began making themselves available. Crews were on scene for roughly an hour and a half.
Info courtesy of STA100.
Station 100 was dispatched for a tractor trailer leaking fuel on 611 (Old York Rd) at approx. 0615h on 2015-12-26. DC100 arrived onlocation reporting ruptured fuel tanks with a 50-100gal diesel spill from Susquehanna and 611 to Old Welsh and 611.
CH100 assumed 100 command and requested SS500, SD500, and E302 to spread oil-dry in the affected areas. Companies became available at 0815h.
Stations 3, 5, 2, 200, and 4 were dispatched on the original assignment for a dwelling fire on the 7300 block of Oak Ave. Chief-5 arrived onlocation and reported a 3-story twin, heavy fire showing first floor, extending to the second. The CTFD Confirmed procedures went out and a 2nd Alarm was struck. Companies remained in service for an extended period of time to assist with overhaul. R300 was on the 2nd Alarm assignment.
Chief 300 on scene with a vehicle fully involved on the 2100 block of Mt. Carmel.
Station 300 was dispatched for a trailer on fire on the 2300 block of Rosemore Ave.