Answering back-to-back fire calls

Answering almost back-to-back calls made for a busy Monday for first responders from several Franklin County fire departments.

Chambersburg Fire Department

Chambersburg Fire Department first responders rescued a motorist trapped inside a vehicle in the morning at 10:26 a.m. at Norland and Gateway Avenues.

AC1 arrived on the scene and confirmed one patient was confined in the vehicle. Company 1 units quickly performed a door removal to make access to the patient, who was then treated by the borough’s emergency medical staff. Units remained on scene to clear fluid and debris, clearing it a short time later.

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Franklin Fire Company firefighters also answered back-to back calls in the afternoon. At 5:09 p.m., Engine 43 and Truck 42 responded to the 2200 block of McCleary Drive for a kitchen fire. Crews found a two-story townhouse with smoke showing. The fire started on the stove and extended to the cabinets. After opening up a wall and venting the smoke, units cleared the scene.

Less than an hour later, at 5:43 while returning to quarters, the box dropped for a kitchen fire on West Liberty Street. Truck 42 arrived to find a stove fire contained by the sprinkler system. The truck crew confirmed no extension and set up ventilation. Squad 41 staged.

Later, after starting Monday night drill at 7:45 p.m., Engine 43 and Squad 41 Rushed to a building fire in the 1700 block of Lincoln Way East where Fayetteville’s Company 7 was on the scene reporting smoke inside the gas station in front of Walmart. The Franklin’s Engine 43 picked up the hydrant and Squad 41 staged.

Engine 43’s crew went to the roof and located a burned up motor in a roof top unit. Units cleared within 30 minutes.

Fayetteville FD

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Vehicle crash at Walker and Mower Roads

Firefighters from Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to back-to-back car crashes and auto fires Monday afternoon prior to the gas station call. At 3:42 p.m., Squad 7 and E7-1 responded to Walker Road at Mower Road for a vehicle accident. Squad 7 found one vehicle into the guardrail in the 1300blk of Walker Road.

A half hour earlier, at 3:10, Engine 7-1 was alerted to Interstate 81 for a car fire. They joined Marion Fire Department at the scene at mile marker 22, making quick work of the fire.


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