Thursday Late Evening Kitchen Fire

Around 1130 pm last night, the 1st alarm assignment was dispatched to the Shenadoah Apartments on East Allen Street for Smoke in the Building. Chief 28 arrived to find a kitchen fire out on the 2nd floor of the 3 story apartment building. The resident used a bucket of water to put out a grease fire on the stove that had minor extension to the wall. The apartment was charged with smoke to the knee level. Engine 128 (with 4) laid a supply line and also pulled a handline for precautionary reasons. Engine 127, Trucks 28 & 23, Rescues 28 & 28 arrived and assisted with manpower and ventilation. Engine 227 staged at the hydrant with Engine 223. Engine 137 also staged. The box was quickly reduced to the Borough Companies and Truck 23. Ambulance Co. 82 provided EMS services. Units cleared within an hour with Chief 8 in command. Company 28 had 16 personnel on scene.


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