Yesterday at approximately 15:30 hours, Station 28 was dispatched to the 500 block of Waldron Terrace for a reported house fire. Engine 28 responded a minute later with a crew of 4. En route Engine 28 reported a header (a visible smoke column seen multiple blocks away) and the Lower Merion working fire dispatch was transmitted. Engine 28 and crew arrived to find a two-story, type III, single family with heavy smoke from the roof. 28 personnel led off with a 2.5″ attack line through the front door and encountered heavy fire on the second floor. Thanks to the quick initial attack and mutual aid from Stations 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, the fire was placed under control approximately 20 mins after arrival.
Units on scene: Engine 28, Ladder 28, Pipeline 28, Squad 22, Engine 26-1, Ladder 26, Ladder 21, Ladder 24, Ladder 25 [RIT], Air 24 [Cascade], Squad 23, Narberth Ambulance (313-1 & 313-9), Lower Merion 5, and FM 34-3
The Union Fire Association would like to thank all of the Mutual Aid companies involved. Specifically, Penn Wynne Fire Company – Station 21, Belmont Hills Fire Company, Bryn Mawr Fire Company, Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company, Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, Narberth Fire Company, Narberth Ambulance, and the Lower Merion Police Department
A special thanks to Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company (MONTCO 49) for covering our district during the duration of the incident.