Tag: House Fires

Jan 06

3 Nights, 3 Fires

For the 3rd night in a row, 27 was alerted for a house fire, this time on the Working Fire Dispatch just west of Gettysburg on Glenwood Drive (Box 1-4). Local PD went on scene shortly after dispatch reporting a working fire with upgraded the assignment. ET27 was placed in water supply. ET27 remained on the scene for over an hour assisting. No injuries were report, just more cold ears, hands and toes. 

Jan 06

Overnight Structure Fire in Bendersville

Last night at 11:30, A Box Alarm was sounded for a mixed occupancy House Fire on Bendersville Wenksville Rd (Box 7-2) with a report of people trapped. 27 doubled pulled with Engine Tanker 27 & Rescue Engine 27 w/ staffing of 11. ET27 & RE27 arrived back to back, as Command 7 placed RE27 in the attack group, and ET27 in Water Supply. Crews worked the fire for several hours before bringing it under control. Another fire in the county with near 0* temperatures.  

Jul 30

House Fire in South Mountain

Yesterday Afternoon, Engine Tanker 27 was alerted on the Box Alarm mutual aid to Franklin County, 11388 South Mountain Road for a House Fire. First arriving units went of the scene with fire showing. From previous pre-planning it was known that it was a vacant house with “Collyer’s Mansion” conditions through the structure. Chief 16 ordered a defensive attack to knock down the bulk of the fire with exterior lines and ladder pipes. A tanker shuttle was set-up to haul water from near-by SMRC and a pond. Chief 27 was assigned as the Water Supply Officer. ET27 hauled 10 loads of water (25,000 gallons), as did several other tankers in the shuttle. The back step crew assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. Crews from Adams, Franklin and Frederick Counties were on the scene for several hours before clearing. Photos above are from Denny Clopper. To view all his photos of this incident check out his page: 


Jul 20

Biglerville Apartment fire goes 2nd Alarm with Specials

Engine Tanker 27 with a crew of 6 was dispatched to a Apartment Building Fire on Main Street in Biglerville Borough. ET 27 arrived and was assigned to Division 3 to assist with fire attack. 27’s crew went to work relieving crews who were hooking ceilings and opening the cockloft to extinguish the fire. On top of the fire, crews are working in 90* humidity. Multiple Departments from Adams and Cumberland Counties worked this stubborn fire for over 2 hours. 

Photos used from Gettysburg Times

Dec 24

Franklin Township House Fire

On Christmas Eve Co. 27 was alerted for a working house fire on Flohrs Church Road, Franklin Township, Adams County. Both Engine Tanker 27 and Engine 27 responded on the call. Thank you to Fayetteville Co. 7 for transferring in to our house.


Nov 08

House Fire in Mont Alto

Engine Tanker 27 and Engine 27 responded mutual aid to Franklin County to assist on the working house fire at 3765 Club House Road Box 5-01. ET27 provided manpower to assist with overhaul. Crews brought the fire under control quickly. No injuries were reported 

May 21

Smoke Showing on Arrival


Buchanan Valley FD along with surrounding mutual aid fire departments were dispatched for a possible House Fire on Bottom Road (Box 27-5) in Franklin Twp. Engine-Tanker 27, Engine 27 & Special Unit 27 with 13 firefighters responded on the box alarm. Engine-Tanker 27 arrived reporting a 1.5 story house with smoke showing. Crews found a Chimney Fire with moderate extension in the roof and walls. Arriving units were assigned to begin opening up the walls and ceilings to extinguish the fire. Firefighters worked for 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. BVFD would like to thank our neighboring departments for their assistance on the house fire.

There were several photographers shooting pictures of this incident. Below of their galleries 

C Bryan’s Photos            Clopper’s Photos            SCPAFA Photos


Jan 04

First Due for the House


Yesterday, at around 1600 hours the Box was Dropped for a reported woodstove fire in a house on New Road (27-4 Box).  Engine Tanker 27 arrived on the scene shortly after dispatch with normal conditions from a double trailer residential.  A quick investigation found a fire in the walls and floor area around the woodstove.  Extensive opening up and overhaul was needed to handle this incident.  Company 27 had the Wagon, Pumper and Brush on scene.  Thank You to the mutual aide Departments for your assistance.



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