WBFD Assists at Spring Township Structure Fire


On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Ladder 18 was dispatched to 1354 West Wyomissing Court at the Lincoln Park Apartments, in Spring Township for a reported building on fire. Engine 85 (Spring Township) arrived on the scene first with heavy fire on the first and second floors of a middle of the row townhouse and immediately called for the 2nd alarm. Engine 85 went in service attacking the fire from the rear as Rescue Engine 36 (Shillington) went in service out front with Tower 79 (Wyomissing). Tower 79 and Rescue Engine 36 stretched additional hoselines and began to search the building. Ladder 18 arrived on location and immediately went in service opening up the roof, placing Ladder 18's aerial in service as well as deploying numerous ground ladders to the roof and second floor windows. Engine 18-2, Engine 18-1 and Utility 18-2 responded on the 2nd alarm and their respective crews stood by in the manpower pool until being released by command. Once released Engine 18-2 stood by in Company 85's quarters while they investigated the fire. First and Second alarm companies were able to contain the fire to townhouse of origin with minor extension to the attached homes.