Fast work prevents further damage

 

Jay Fetterolf and Tony Bartolomeo open the garage door with a power saw.

On the afternoon of July 17, 2014, Doylestown Fire Co. was dispatched to a report of a dwelling fire in Buckingham Township. En route to 3070 Yorkshire Road, Battalion 79, Denny Loux, Jr., was informed by Bucks County Fire Radio that a Buckingham Township Police officer was reporting a working fire in the garage. Chief Loux confirmed the working fire on arrival and established Doylestown command.

 

The fire was contained to the garage of the home, and Engine 19 was tasked with taking aline to the interior of the home and attacking the fire from the interior. Deputy 19, Mike Wood, arrived and was assigned operations and Midway Fire Company Deputy 5 Steve Turbyfill took interior operations. The crew of Engine 19 advanced the line and began the fire attack as Ladder 79 arrived and started ventilating. Tanker 5 arrived and supplied Engine 19. Rescue 29 was dispatched as the RIT team. Lingohocken and Warwick Fire Companies also assisted on the fireground, along with Central Bucks Ambulance. After a quick attack and knockdown, the fire was placed under control in 39 minutes.

 

There were no injuries, and all occupants safely evacuated the dwelling before the arrival of companies. Damage was limited to the garage, where a vehicle was destroyed.

Heavy smoke pushes from the garage before the arrival of the first engine.
Heavy smoke pushes from the garage before the arrival of the first engine.
Fire in the soffet on side C.
Fire in the soffet on side C.
Kyle Downs opens up the roof.
Kyle Downs opens up the roof.
Deputy 19 and roof ops.
Deputy 19 and roof ops.
Conditions  from the front of the garage as the first line went in service.
Conditions from the front of the garage as the first line went in service.
Kyle Downs preparing for roof operations.
Kyle Downs preparing for roof operations.
Deputy 19, Mike Wood sizes up the fire and gives orders.
Deputy 19, Mike Wood sizes up the fire and gives orders.
Ladder 79 arrives.
Ladder 79 arrives.
Conditions on Engine 19's arrival.
Conditions on Engine 19’s arrival.
Kyle Downs and Jessica Meisinger-MacDonald opening the roof.
Kyle Downs and Jessica Meisinger-MacDonald opening the roof.
Chief 5 Hugh Hager heads to the interior as the manpower pool stands by.
Chief 5 Hugh Hager heads to the interior as the manpower pool stands by.
Tanker 5 supplied Engine 19.
Tanker 5 supplied Engine 19.
Midway Engine 15 crew overhauling on side C.
Midway Engine 15 crew overhauling on side C.