Sep 26

Fatal House Fire in The Valley

 

This afternoon, the Buchanan Valley FD volunteers along with our surounding mutual aid fire departments were dispatched to the 2200 block of Pine Grove Road (Box 27-3) in Franklin Township for a House Fire with people trapped. Engine Tanker 27 and the Chief with 5 went responding on dispatch, Adams County Communications gave the heads up on a known fire and started the Working Fire Dispatch right after the initial Box Alarm was put out. ET27 arrived within 6 mintutes of responding reporting a single story home with fire showing throughout the house. The crew from ET27 pulled a line and went to work knocking down the fire. As additional companies arrived they were put to work assisting with fire attack, searches, overhaul, and water supply. Sadly the resident who was reported trapped was found perished in the fire. The fire was marked under control in 25 minutes. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Investigator as well as the Adams County Corners Office are investigating the scene.The Buchanan Valley FD has the family in our thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragedy. Photos by Curtis Bryan