On Thursday September 21st, the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 13 E. Liberty St. for a possible structure fire. First arriving units quickly confirmed a working fire and upgraded to a second alarm which included units from Pine Grove, Cressona, Landingville, and Orwigsburg.
The Friendship Hose Company responded with Engines 56-10 and 56-11. Members of the Orwigsburg Fire Department were initially sent to standby at the front of the residence before being sent to division 3 to takeover hose operations as the Schuylkill Haven crew already inside would soon require a break. The fire was started as a decorative light on the back porch caught fire and spread to a propane tank which was not shut off causing the back porch to engulf.
LOCATION: 291 Pheasant Run Rd. West Brunswick Township
The Orwigsburg Fire Department along with New Ringgold, and Deer Lake were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm. Chief 56-01 arrived on scene and cancelled all units as it was a false activation.
LOCATION: 1559 Red Dale Rd. East Brunswick Township
The Orwigsburg Fire Department was again dispatched along with New Ringgold and Deer Lake for an automatic fire alarm. Enroute a caller on scene advised it was a false activation – units went available.
LOCATION: 1076 W. Market St. North Manheim Township (Blue Mountain High School)
The Orwigsburg Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle accident with no injury and fluids down at West Market St. and the entrance to the Blue Mountain High School. Members provided floor dry and traffic control.