This afternoon, several units from Adams County were alerted to the Gettysburg Battlefield off Baltimore Pike near Culp’s Hill for a brush fire. Brush 27 was dispatched on the county Brush Unit Task Force. Brush 27 arrived and assisted with mopping up hot spots.
Tag: Brush Fires
Engine Tanker 27 and Rescue Engine 27 responded on a Box Assignment in the 4500 blk of Chambersburg Rd, Box 4-2 (Cashtown). ET 27 arrived and stretched a line assisting Engine 4-1 with knocking down a wind driven brush fire before it reached the nearby structure. Units picked up and returned 20 minutes later.
Friday Afternoon 9/23, Brush 27 was alert to Cumberland County Box 2-52 in the 200 blk of Ridge Road for a Mountain Fire. Brush 27 with 3 responded assisting the 52 units with locating the fire. The fire was a 30 ft area located 1.5 off the road near the Appalachian Trail. Firefighters carried rakes and bladder packs back to extinguish the fire. PA Dept of Forestry is investigating.
This morning, Engine Tanker 27 responded for the Electrical Fire in the Building at Rutters in Quincy (FL5-02). While responding the Wagon was diverted to an AFA on Penn National Drive N. This afternoon the Engine Tanker responded for the Brush Fire near a barn on Potato Road (5-7). The crew assisted with opening up and supplied a load of water.
The Buchanan Valley Fire Department urges the residents of the first due area (Orrtanna) to use extreme caution and consideration for ALL OUTSIDE BURNING. The conditions are extremely dry and can quickly start a brush fire. We are in the beginning stages of establishing a burn ban. More updated will be posted in the near future.
As Several Local Volunteers were enjoying their Labor Day, the pre-alert was dropped for the brush fire heading towards a house on New Road (27-4). Engine, Brush, Engine Tanker and AFC 27 responded with total staffing of 14. Units arrived to find an accidental fire that was spreading quickly in the dry natural cover. Lines were placed in service and the fire was extinguished and contained prior to the house.
In the midst of a Heat wave, Engine Tanker 27, Engine 27, Brush 27, and multiple sourrounding apparatus responded to the 1200 blk of Pine Grove Rd (Box 27-3) for a woods fire. Units arrived to find a 400×400 area of woods burning. Extensive overhaul was required because of the deeply seated fire burning. With temps in the 90’s crews rotates into rehab every 15 mins to ensure they were hydrated and cooled down along with vitals monitored. BVFD would like th thank all the responders for their hard work in very hot conditions. Once again a mention of ET14 – Irishtown FC for covering The Valley while our units were out.
Monday afternoon Buchanan Valley FD units were alerted to assist Arendtsville FC with a stubborn woods fire on Nawakwa Road. Engine Tanker 27 and Brush 27 operated for a few hours extinguishing hot spots. Conditions throughout the region are extremely dry, and residents are urged to use extreme caution if you must do any outside burning.