May 21, 2017 – Working House Fire (Center Avenue)

May 21, 2017 –  At 01:00 Fire District 63 was dispatched to 67 Center Avenue for a house fire. Chief 63 (Donatti) arrived on scene and advised of a working house fire at 69 Center Avenue threatening exposures.

Engine 63-12 arrived to the A side with Ladder 63-25 arriving shortly thereafter. Engine 63-17 also arrived to the A side and assisted with stretching lines, securing a water source, and forcing the front door to the residence.

Tower 63-22 and Engine 63-13 arrived to the rear, deployed ground ladders, and setup roof operations. Interior crews performed a primary search of the first and 2nd floors, and while advancing to the attic — firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and all personnel remained on scene for approximately 3 hours. Chief 63 had command.

Pottsville RIT and a first alarm Tanker Task Force were also requested to the scene. Photos MLK*