JC Kriesher at FireandFilm.com has been busy. This is his second video in as many days we’ve posted of a house fire in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County). This fire at 220 West Columbus Street was reported around 9:30 last night and went to three-alarms. The fire in a duplex spread to a home on Side B.
At the 5:00 mark on the video, you will see efforts to remove a victim from a second floor window. That man is reported to have died.
At 2:50 in the video, JC captures the electrical service running along the second floor arcing with a firefighter right under it (see image below).
Electrical lines arc near firefighter on porch roof at about 2:50 in the video.
Initial responding crews were advised of a working fire reported to be fully involved endangering exposures. While en route, units were advised by Shenandoah Police that entrapment was reported in one of the houses.Crews arrived on the scene to find a duplex with the rear of the address fully involved and heavy fire venting out of the front and side. A second alarm was immediately requested to the scene.
The fire was quickly spreading to a nearby exposure. Heavy lines were immediately stretched to being to knock down the fire. Once a quick knock was made on the exterior fire, crews stretched smaller lines into the building.
refighters contained the majority of the fire within the first fifteen minutes on scene. While search crews were in the right side of the duplex they found an unconscious male on the second floor. Command was immediately notified of the crew’s findings. Multiple ladders were set up to the front of the building and a stokes basket was taken in through the window.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: Six dead in Pottsville, PA fire. – May 13, 2013
- Raw video: Two dead in rowhouse fire in Mahanoy City, PA. – April 6, 2013
- Helmet-cam: Two more from Highland Park, Michigan. – August 1, 2012
- Helmet-cam: Initial attack at two-alarm house fire in Lansdowne, PA. – February 16, 2013
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