Firefighters fought harsh winter conditions at a fire this evening. Just after 11pm, Firefighters were alerted to a house fire on the 100 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. Pipeline 28 arrived on location and were met with heavy fire on the 2nd floor of the home. Firefighters worked quickly to attempt to extinguish the fire, however the fire had grown rapidly and had already passed the roof-line. The fire building and adjoining property were rapidly checked for any remaining occupants, and the buildings evacuated due to rapidly deteriorating conditions. Ladder trucks were raised, and multiple water hoses were used to then extinguish the remaining fire from the exterior of the home.
Thank you to all of our assisting companies: Belmont Hills Fire (22), Narberth Fire (26), Gladwyne Fire (24), Ardmore Fire (25), Pennwynne Fire (21, Narberth Ambulance (313), Lower Merion Police, and the Lower Merion Fire Marshalls.
Also a huge thank you to the Conshohocken Fire #2 (35) who sent firefighters and an engine to our station to handle any other emergencies, The Llanerch Fire Company who did the same for Penn Wynne Fire (station 21), and to the North Penn Good Will Service who traveled all the way from Souderton, PA to feed our hungry and thirsty firemen.