Trapped motorist rescued, tree hits house

Rescue of a trapped motorist Friday night highlights incidents that called out local firefighters this week.

First responders rescued a motorist trapped in a vehicle Friday evening on Hollywell Avenue at Dump Road in Chambersburg.

Firefighters from Chambersburg Fire Company arrived at the scene of the 9:21 p.m. crash involving two vehicles, according to a social media post by the Greater Chambersburg Area Paid Fire Fighters Association.

The call reported a possible entrapment in one of the vehicles. First responders found one vehicle on the roadway, then began to search for the second vehicle. They found it at the bottom of an embankment, wrapped around a tree near stream.


Chambersburg’s Company 1 and Franklin’s Squad 41 crews worked together to setup lighting, stabilize the auto and extricate the patient from the auto. They cut through the roof of the vehicle to get to the driver.

First responders then coordinated a joint effort to get the patient up the embankment with a haul system, before turning the him/her over to Emergency Medical Services rescuers for transpoort to an area hospital.

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Scotland Avenue, Wednesday: truck hits pole

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On Wednesday, Chambersburg Fire Dept. were out the door at 4:32 p.m. to a one-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of Scotland Avenue in the area of Menno Haven, just inside the borough. On the scene, they found a pickup truck into a pole. First responders checked for injuries and hazards before clearing the scene.

Philadelphia Avenue Thursday: Tree into a house

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Emergency Public Service Units responded to the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue Thursday for an Emergency Public Service. High winds uprooted a tree, which fell into the side of a house.

First responders secured the electric service to the house and assessed the structural integrity to find the residence unsafe. Firefighters notified the Red Cross, which provided assistance to the residents.