East Gate Plaza Fire – 5/1/13

On Wednesday, Engine 128 & Truck 28 were dispatched as part of the 1st Alarm assignment for smoke from a building at the East Gate Plaza in Hampden Township. The plaza is currently being torn down for a new gas station and bank. Companies in the area have previously trained at the building. As units were enroute, CC911 advised units of multiple calls of a working roof fire. Engine 128 (with 6) arrived behind Engine 3-12 (Lower Allen) and reverse laid 900 ft of 5 inch to a nearby hydrant. The crew then pulled a second handline from E312 to knock the visible fire on the roof down. The crew also assisted with overhaul and opening up the roof. Truck 28 did not make the response due to not having a driver. U28 did respond with additional manpower. Crews operated for about 2 hours. No injuries were reported. A special thanks to Staub’s Photography and Carole Jo O’Keefe for the pictures.

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