Dover Township (PA) Firefighter Falls Through Floor at House Fire

Dover Township house fire in January 2021

Harper Ho

The York Dispatch, Pa.


Jan. 2—A Dover Township firefighter was rescued after falling through a floor while battling a house fire on New Year’s Day.

Crews were dispatched around 7:40 a.m. for a report of a fully engulfed home in the 6100 block of Mountain Road, according to the Dover Township Fire Department.

“A mayday was called by our Engine Captain for a firefighter that fell through the floor,” the department wrote in a news release on Facebook. “The mayday was quickly cleared, after the firefighter was assisted out of the hole and was assisted outside.”

No firefighters were injured, the release states.

A fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, which the news release said resulted in a “devastating loss.”

Dover Township Fire Chief Brian Widmayer declined to comment.


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