Thursday, February 26, 2009

Apartment Fire With Entrapment

On February 26, 2004 at 3:54 p.m. firefighters responded to an apartment building fire at 905 Roxbury Road, Southampton Franklin. A candle next to a bed set bedding on fire destroying the second floor bedroom in an occupied 2-½-story apartment building. The apartments two occupants were in bed at the time of the fire. The male occupant managed to get to the balcony and was rescued by firefighters Tyler Sherman (Co. 15) and Dave Irwin (Co. 53) over a ground ladder at 4:01 p.m. Borough fire chief Jamie White, C.V. assistant Chief Mike Weimer and Co. 15 firefighter Larry Hinkle located the trapped female in the bedroom and removed her from the building at 4:03 p.m. The woman later succumbed to her injuries at Chambersburg Hospital. About 70 firefighters had the blaze under control by 4:10 p.m. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene with assistance from Pleasant Hall.

During the day firefighters also responded to a structure fire at 24 Middle Spring Avenue, a structure fire at 195 Chestnut Grove Road, a local alarm at 601 Brenton Street and an auto accident with entrapment at 452 W. Main Street, Walnut Bottom.

2 comments:

Lil' Dale said...

I remember this one quite well. We were running Engine 15-2 (Old E-One) Because both of 11's Engines were OOS. That engine wasn't the fasest, but once it got there it would pump all day.

PJ said...

I know you saw the results of the fire on my blog. It was quite upsetting to watch it on the news. I can't imagine what it's like to be there. Remarkable photographs here.