Crews Battle Frigid Temps, Rapid Fire Spread at Pennsylvania Fire

Photos courtesy of William Dill

Writeup by Dan Kerrigan

Firefighters battled a house fire in Highland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on February 19, 2015 amid single digit temperatures, high winds, and well below zero wind chill.

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The fire originated in the basement of the home. Prior to the first due engine’s arrival, the rear deck and porch were shielded by a plastic tarp, and the fire was contained to a portion of the basement. The pictures you see show what happened in a matter of about 30 seconds after the tarp failed and high winds took over.

Fortunately, a quick knock down of the deck and porch roof along with an aggressive interior attack stopped the fire before it took hold of the attic and main living area.

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