Belle Valley Fire Department

BVFD - Station 36



BVFD News, Calls and Information



Dirt Bike Track Accident

Lake Pleasant Rd
Thursday July 31
Command: Captain C1

Crews responded to a reported dirt bike (motorized) accident on a private motocross track on Lake Pleasant Rd near Henderson Rd at 7pm Thursday. Dispatch reported the patient being unresponsive several hundred feet off the road. MP18 responded along with Rescue 368 and ATV377. Crews were able carry the patient from the scene to the ambulance and was then taken to the trauma center.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (R368, ATV377)
EMS: MPS Ambulance 18



Rescue 368 Responds As RIT To Fairfield House Fire

Ebersole Drive - Harborcreek Twp
Sunday July 27
Command: Chief 260

Station 36 was summoned just before 5AM Sunday morning to assist Fairfield at the scene of a house fire on Ebersole Drive. First arriving crews found heavy fire coming from a one story single residential and began an aggressive interior attack. Rescue 368 responded with 5 members as the RIT team. Upon arrival R368's crew performed a walk around of the structure, set up ground ladders and then stood by at the A/B corner. Suppression crews contained the fire to the outside deck and inside the B-side of the house. After the fire was declared under control and the RIT operation was no longer needed, R368 was assigned to assist with overhaul operations. During overhaul Captain 36-C2 rescued a dog and a cat from the basement of the house. Command cleared the Rescue around 6:40.

Agencies
Fire: Fairfield, Belle Valley, Lawrence Park, Harborcreek, Fuller
EMS: Emergycare



2014 BVFD Summer Picnic

Sunday July 13

The annual BVFD summer picnic was held Sunday at Belle Valley Park & Pool. The day started off a little dark and threatening clouds but they soon cleared out for a very summer and warm day.

Good food, giveaways, kids games, swimming and softball were part of the day. The normal officers versus firemen volleyball game was put on hold this year - but rest assured the officers would have won as usual if played!



Two Saturday Accidents Injure Several

Old French Rd & Gore Rd
Saturday July 12
Command: Chief 360

One person was injured Saturday evening after taking a spill on a motorcycle. Chief 360 arrived to find a single vehicle (motorcycle) accident with one person down in the road. The lone occupant was not seriously injured. Rescue 368 and Utility 367 assisted Emergycare with packaging the patient and then secured the scene.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley
EMS: Emergycare
Law: Millcreek Police


Wattsburg Rd at I-90
Saturday July 12
Command: Deputy Chief 370

BVFD and Emergycare were dispatched to an MVA early Saturday afternoon at the I-90 interchange. Deputy Chief 370 arrived to find two vehicles, a pick up truck and an SUV, with moderate damage and 3-4 injured occupants. One of those occupants was trapped in the SUV. 370 requested two additional ambulances from Kuhl Hose to assist. Rescue 368 arrived and used the Hurst Tool to remove the driver side door of the SUV to extricate the trapped patient. Three patients were transported to St. Vincent Hospital while the driver of the truck was not injured.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley, Kuhl Hose
EMS: Emergycare
Law: Millcreek Police, PA State Police



Rescue Responds To Perry Hi-Way MVA into House

Old French Rd - Summit Twp
Friday July 11
Command: Chief 420

Friday night Perry Hi-Way FD was dispatched initially to a building collapse on Old French Road. As more information was received the dispatchers advised a car ran into a house and several people were trapped. Chief 420 requested Rescue 368 to assist. Upon their arrival Perry Hi-Way Rescue 428 found a single vehicle into the side of a house.

Perry Hi-Way crews began to work on extricating the occupants of the vehicle. They used a Hurst Tool to open the rear of the vehicle. Both occupants were able to get out on their own. At least one of them was transported to a local hospital. Rescue 368 went inside and inspected the house. One person was in the house at the time of the accident but was not injured. The accident caused quite a bit of damage to the house including its foundation.

Agencies
Fire: Perry Hi-Way, Belle Valley
EMS: Emergycare, Millcreek Paramedics
Law: PA State Police



Three Firefighters Injured When Tower 369 Has Catastrophic Failure

Wednesday June 25

Last night (Wednesday) Tower 369 was at Wattsburg FD Station 17 to help them reposition a radio antenna. Three firefighters (2 BV and 1 WB) were in the bucket raised approximately 80 feet when a cable snapped causing the ladder to suffer a catastrophic failure. All extended sections of the ladder retracted rapidly coming to a jolting stop in the bottom section. All three firefighters were injured and one had to be extricated from the bucket. All three were transported to UPMC Hamot Trauma Center. Two of the them have been admitted but none of the injuries are considered life threatening.

The aerial and bucket were heavily damaged. An investigation of the accident is now underway.

BVFD would like to thank the responding crews from Wattsburg, Greenfield, Elgin, Union City, Emergycare and Corry Ambulance as well as the staff at UPMC Hamot.

We would also like to thank everyone who has sent there well wishes.



Our Office Manager Gets Married

Friday June 20

Last night our Office Manager (and den mother) ended her longtime overseas courtship and married her beau Harri Siren. Laura and Harri were married at a small ceremony and reception at Bromley's Hillhurst Bed & Breakfast in Titusville. Congratulations and good luck to the newlyweds. By the way, what an appropriate new last name considering where she works!

The new Laura and Harri Siren



One Injured After Motorcycle Hits SUV

5400 Perry Highway
Friday June 13
Command: 36 L 9

The driver of a motorcycle was injured tonight after running into the rear of an SUV. Station 36 & MPS responded around 7pm to the accident. The accident caused moderate damage to both vehicles. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The occupants of the SUV were not injured. Rescue 368 and Engine 362 responded. Millcreek Police are investigating

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics
Law: Millcreek Police



Hikers Rescued From Wintergreen Gorge

Wintergreen Gorge / Penn State Behrend - Harborcreek Twp
Thursday June 12
Command: Chief 240

Four people were trapped in Wintergreen Gorge requiring rescue crews to come to their aid. Brookside was initially dispatched late Thursday afternoon. Chief 240 requested BVFD and other departments to assist in the rescue. The four hikers were trapped on a cliff after trying to ascend the wet hill after a rain storm. Responding crews rappelled down the gorge to the victims and assisted them to the top. None of the hikers were injured.

Agencies
Fire: Brookside, Belle Valley, Kuhl Hose, Perry HiWay, Erie Co ROPES Team (BV, Wattsburg, Kearsarge, West Ridge, Edinboro, Fairview)
EMS: Emergycare



BVFD RIT Responds To Fairfield Fire

Lee Avenue - Harborcreek Twp
Thursday June 5
Command: Chief 260

A garage fire in the Fairfield area of Harborcreek required BVFD to respond as a RIT Team. Dispatchers reported a structure fire with possible entrapment. First due units reported a working fire in an attached garage. All occupants were able to escape uninjured. Crews made a good stop on the blaze containing it mostly to the garage. BVFD responded with Rescue 368, luckily the RIT was not utilized. The fire is under investigation

Agencies
Fire: Fairfield, Belle Valley, Harborcreek, Brookside, Lawrence Park, Wesleyville
EMS: Emergycare



Jim Petrone Retires As Active Firefighter After 50 Years

Wednesday June 4

After 50 years of service to the Belle Valley Fire Department, Jim Petrone hung up his helmet and suspenders during June's monthly business meeting. A pre-meeting "retirement" party in honor of Jim was held that included several members of his family. Jim officially joined BVFD in June of 1964 and has held pretty much every position ever since including Chief, President, Treasurer & Board of Director. Over the years he has been instrumental in vehicle & equipment purchases, firehouse construction, training and fundraising. Most importantly he was been instrument in saving many lives and numerous properties.

Although Jim has retired from being an active firefighter, he will be remaining as an active member concentrating on business operations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and is our Treasurer.



BVFD Divers & ATV 377 Assists Edinboro at Triathlon

Saturday May 31

On Saturday members of the Millcreek Dive & Water Rescue Team along with BVFD's ATV377 were out assisting Edinboro FD at the annual Edinboro Triathlon. Divers and water rescue techs stood by during the swimming portion of the event. ATV377 along with other all terrain vehicles patrolled the race course to assist with any injuries. Other departments at the event included Edinboro, West Ridge, West Lake, Lake Shore, Lake City and West Mead #2. There were no serious incidents.



BVFD & West Ridge Water Rescue Training

Sunday May 11

Members from Stations 36 & 46 participated in an early morning joint dive / water rescue training at the Villa Maria pool Sunday. The divers and water rescue techs that participated in the training went over several scenarios using West Ridge's boat, practiced line throws and the divers did there yearly review. Six BVFD members also participated in and passed diver tryouts. Next step for them is the Open Water Diver course. Thanks to West Ridge Fire Department for inviting us to the pool.

Going over dive equipment

Diver wannabe's during tryout

Reviewing West Ridge's boat



Interstate Semi Truck Fire

I-90 at the westbound off ramp
Sunday May 4
Command: Chief 360

A tractor trailer caught fire traveling on I-90 late Sunday night. Station 36 was toned out around 10:30pm for the fire. Dispatch reported several calls had come into the 911 center reporting the fire, an explosion and an injury to the driver. Engine 362, Engine 363 and Truck 367 all responded. Millcreek Paramedics were also started. Chief 360 arrived first finding the rear of the trailer heavily involved. The truck was carrying milk products. Both engines arrived and stretched attack lines. A tanker from Kuhl Hose was requested for additional water. It took less than 15 minutes to knock down the flames but crews remained on location for about an hour. Millcreek Paramedics took the driver of the truck to Millcreek Community Hospital due to injuries from a tire exploding. The fire is under investigation.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley, Kuhl Hose
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics
Law: PA State Police



Saturday Morning Wreck with Pin

Wattsburg Rd at the I-90 Westbound On Ramp
Saturday April 26
Command: Deputy Chief 370

Just before 8AM Saturday, BVFD and MPS were alerted to an accident with entrapment on the westbound on ramp to Interstate 90. An additional ambulance was sent and a medical helicopter was placed on stand by. MP28 arrived first and reported two vehicles with moderate damage and confirmed one person was entrapped. Rescue 368 arrived within a couple minutes and began to work on the extrication. Engine 362 stretched a hand line upon their arrival and secured the other vehicle. It only took a few minutes to make access to the victim using Hurst Tools. A third ambulance was requested to the scene for the driver of the second vehicle. Both victims were transported to the trauma center with moderate injuries.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (R368, E362, U367)
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics (MP8, MP27, MP28)
Law: Millcreek Police, PA State Police

Pictures: Capt. Krahnke, BVFD



Quick Response To MVA by Tower 369

Route 505 & Young Rd
Thursday April 24
Command: Deputy Chief 370

As Tower 369 was responding to an apartment fire they came across an accident with injuries at Rt. 505 & Young. The accident had just occurred as the rig approached the intersection. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Two of the three occupants were injured with only one being transported to the hospital. Tower 369 treated the injured until MPS arrived. After care was transferred the Tower continued its response to the fire.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (T369)
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics
Law: Millcreek Police



Minor Fire At Apartment Building

Treetop Drive
Thursday April 24
Command: Perry Hwy L1

An alarm at a garden apartment was found to be a working fire upon the arrival of first in crews at Granada Apartments Thursday morning. Engine 432 found the fire in a wall in an unoccupied apartment under renovations. As Tower 369 was responding they came across an MVA with injuries at Route 505 & Young Road. Due to the tower stopping to render aid an additional ladder truck was sent to the fire. After clearing the accident Tower 369 continued to the fire and upon arriving assisted with overhaul. Other units on scene included Tower 479 and Kearsarge manpower. The fire is being investigated.

Agencies
Fire: Kearsarge, Belle Valley (T369), Perry HiWay, West Ridge, Kuhl Hose-RIT



Summit Mobile Home Fire

Applewood Lane - Summit Twp.
Tuesday April 22
Command: Chief 420

Station 36 was dispatched to respond with Perry HiWay on a Tuesday afternoon structure fire. Kuhl Hose Chief 680 arrived to find a working shed fire extending to a mobile home. Engine 362 responded and assisted in suppression efforts. The shed was lost while the home had a considerable amount of damage. A State Police Fire Marshall is investigating

Agencies
Fire: Perry HiWay, Belle Valley (E362), Kuhl Hose, McKean, Brookside

Picture: Don Erbin, Jr/Jeff Barrett



Off Road Vehicle Fire

Lake Pleasant Road
Sunday April 20
Command: Chief 360

While on an investigation Millcreek Police found a vehicle on fire several hundred feet off the road early Sunday morning. The property owner uses the land next to the residence for off road vehicles. Upon arrival crews found a pick up truck heavily involved. A single hand line was pulled from Engine 362 to contain the blaze. ATV377 assisted on scene due to the vehicles location. Crews were back in quarters in less than an hour.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (E362, E363, T367, ATV377)
Law: Millcreek Police



Interstate Vehicle Fire

Interstate 90 East of Route 8
Sunday April 13
Command: Chief 360

Crews responded to a vehicle fire on I-90 Sunday evening. The call came in at 7pm for a single vehicle on fire with discrepancies on the exact location. Chief 360 found the Jeep SUV fully involved east of Route 8. Engines 362 & 363 both responded. Although it didn't take long to bring the blaze under control the SUV was heavily damaged. Crews returned to Station 36 after about a half hour.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (E362, E363)
Law: PA State Police

Picture: BVFD



BVFD Receives 2014 Mule

BVFD recently took delivery of a brand new 2014 Kawasaki Mule. The ATV is donated to us through a special loaner program with Kawasaki and its local dealer Off Road Express. This is the second year BVFD has received an ATV through the program. The Mule is used for several types of operations including wild land firefighting, off road search & rescues and dive responses among others.

BVFD would like to thanks Off Road Express, their staff and Kawasaki for making this special piece of equipment available to us.



Wildland Fire Training

Wednesday April 9th

BVFD went out to Kuhl Hose Station 68 last night to do some joint training on wildland fire fighting. The training was taught by Shaun Jones. Subjects covered included proper use and care of tools, building fire lines, proper turnout gear, suppression operations and teamwork. For more pictures go to our Facebook page.

Pictures: Don Erbin, Jr



Head On Accident Sends Several To Hospitals

1700 block of Norcross Road
Saturday March 29th
Command: Chief 360

A early evening snow storm apparently caused a two vehicle head on accident Saturday sending four people to local hospitals. The accident occurred on Norcross Road in front of the Larson Text building. Both vehicles sustained moderate to heavy front end damage. Three of four people in a sedan were injured while one person in an SUV also sustained injuries. Crews from Rescue 368 and Engine 362 along with two ambulances from both Millcreek Paramedics and Emergycare treated the victims. All four ambulances transported the victims to area hospitals. None of the injuries were life threatening. Millcreek Police are investigating.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (R368, E362)
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics Ambulance 37 & 18, Emergycare Ambulances 110 & 112
Law: Millcreek Police

Pictures: Don Erbin, Jr



St. Patty's Night Rollover

5500 Wattsburg Road
Monday March 17
Command: Asst. Chief 361

Crews responded to a rollover accident Monday night in the 5500 block of Wattsburg Rd. The accident occurred around 8pm on St. Patricks night. MPS Ambulance 28 requested Kuhl Hose to respond with an ambulance. Asst. Chief 361 was first to arrive finding a car on its side in a group of trees. The lone occupant was still inside but not injured. Rescue 368 and Engine 362 firefighters extricated the victim. Millcreek and PA State Police were both on scene and investigating.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (R368, E362), Kuhl Hose
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics Ambulance 28
Law: Millcreek Police, PA State Police

Pictures: BVFD



Crews Assist Erie FD at Possible Ice/Water Rescue

Presque Isle Bay - Chestnut Street Boat Launch
Monday March 17
Command: Lake Shore Chief 500

The Millcreek Dive & Water Rescue Team and Emergycare responded Monday afternoon to assist the Erie FD at a possible ice/water rescue. The Millcreek Team consists of Belle Valley, West Lake, West Ridge and Lake Shore FD's, Lake City FD was also requested to respond. All Erie FD crews were tied up at two separate fires at the same time. Belle Valley responded with Utility 367 and Rescue 368. A caller to 911 reported seeing three ice sailboats on the bay when one of them wrecked and fell into open water and didn't come up. Crews responded to both the Chestnut Street and East Avenue boat launches to investigate. West Ridge UTV476 and West Lake Airboat 486 both launched and found the ice sailboats. It was determined it was a mechanical problem and not an emergency. All units were cleared and returned. Erie Fire Department Chief 320, Asst. Chief 325 and Engine 6 cleared the fire and did respond to Chestnut Street launch.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (U367, R368), West Ridge (U477, UTV476), West Lake (R485, B486, U487), Lake Shore (R508, T504), Lake City (R579), Erie (E6)
EMS: Emergycare
Law: Erie PD



Recent Training at BVFD

Last Wednesday at BVFD's weekly training night, Kuhl Hose Chief Don Erbin instructed a class on Highway Incident Command and Operations. Several scenarios and incidents were discussed and evaluated.

Over this past weekend BVFD hosted the PA State Fire Academy's 16 hour course Forcible Entry. Firefighters from several area agencies also participated. The class was instructed by Joe Petrone, Sr.

Next month BVFD will be hosting the PA State Fire Academy's 16 hour Rapid Intervention Team course. Seats are still open, call BVFD to register.



Fatal Accident on Norcross Road

Norcross Road and Koehler Road
Sunday March 9
Command: Captain 36C1

Just before 12:30 Sunday morning Erie County Dispatch alerted BVFD and MPS Ambulance 27 of an accident on Norcross Road at Koehler Road in front of Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Dispatchers reported a single vehicle accident with ejection. Millcreek Police came upon the accident just after it occurred. Captain 36C1 arrived on scene and reported one vehicle with very heavy damage and confirmed ejection of one person who was deceased. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Apparatus responding to the accident were Engine 363, Tower 369 and Utility 367. The crews checked the area for additional victims and secured the vehicle. The engine and utility cleared the scene in under an hour. Tower 369 remained on scene for several hours assisting the police. Traffic control staff including BVFD and Brookside FD closed Norcross/Shannon until nearly 5AM. Millcreek PD is investigating.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (E363, T369, U367, TC), Brookside (TC)
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics Ambulances 27
Law: Millcreek Police, Erie Co. Coroner

Photos: Capt. Jeremy Moreland



Interstate 90 MVA with Entrapment

Interstate 90 at Mile Marker 30
Thursday March 6
Command: Captain 36C1

Two people were injured today after a vehicle crossed I-90 from the west to east bound lane hitting a pick up truck. Dispatch reported a head on accident with entrapment and serious injuries. Due to the information dispatch upgraded the response with an additional ALS ambulance. MP35 (supervisor) also responded. Captain 36C1 arrived to find two vehicles with moderate to heavy damage, confirmed one victim trapped and another unconscious. Rescue 368 was advised to use the Hurst Tool to remove a door upon their arrival by Command. MP8 and 18 treated the injured on scene and transported both to local hospitals. PA State Police assisted on the scene and are investigating.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (R368), Kuhl (TC)
EMS: Millcreek Paramedics Ambulances 8, 18 & 35
Law: PA State Police

Photos: Capt. Tom Krahnke, Jr.



Engine Assists Perry Hi-Way at Trailer Fire

Cedarwood Lane - Summit Twp.
Monday March 3
Command: Chief 420

Just prior to 11AM Monday, BVFD was dispatched to respond mutual aid with Perry HiWay at a trailer fire. Cranesville Deputy Chief 601 was in the area and reported a working fire. Engine 432 arrived finding heavy fire coming from the mid and front sections of the trailer. Engine 363 arrived a couple minutes later and pulled a second attack line from Engine 432. Additional crews arrived and assisted with suppression and overhaul. Nobody was injured in the fire although a family pet did perish. Units remained on scene for about three hours. The fire is under investigation.

Agencies
Fire: Perry HiWay (E432, U438, A427), Belle Valley (E363), Kuhl Hose (E683, T685), McKean (E405), Brookside (R248-RIT, A257)
EMS: Emergycare Ambulance 144

Pictures: Courtesy of Don Erbin, Jr & Ray Stender



BVFD Assists At Wattsburg Fire

Page Road
Thursday February 27
Command: Asst Chief 171

Just before 8AM Thursday Engine 363 and Tower 369 responded to the scene of a fire in Wattsburg. Crews were met with two structures fully involved as well as heavy snow and blustery winds. Several tankers brought in water as crews used multiple 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" hose lines. It took about two hours to bring under control. Unfortunately both structures were a total loss. Nobody was injured and the fire is under investigation.

Thanks to Kearsarge for standing by for us during the fire.

Agencies
Fire: Wattsburg, Belle Valley, Kuhl Hose, Greenfield, Fuller, Union City,
EMS: Emergycare, Wattsburg

Pictures courtesy of Don Erbin, Jr



Engine Assists at Kearsarge House Fire

4600 Peach Street
Friday February 14
Command: Deputy Chief 441

Engine 362 responded to assist Kearsarge late Valentines Day morning at a structure fire on Peach Street. First arriving crews reported a working fire in a 2 story wood frame residence. Engine 362 was assigned to assist in suppression efforts. Crews encountered fire on the first and second floor. As crews were working on the first floor fire was discovered in the basement. Additional apparatus were called in to assist. All units were on scene for several hours bringing the blaze under control. One occupant was treated at the scene. Millcreek Police and Kearsarge FD are investigating the cause of the fire. Engine 362 was back in quarters around 2pm. Thanks to Wesleyville FD for standing by our station with Engine 302.

Agencies
Fire: Kearsarge (E444, U447), Belle Valley (E362), Perry Hwy (R428), Kuhl Hose (E683-RIT), Erie (E12, E11), West Ridge (T479, U477), West Lake (E482), Millcreek Unit 929

EMS: Millcreek Paramedics 35

Pictures courtesy of: Ray Stender



Old French Road Garage Fire

5100 Old French Road
Thursday February 13
Command: Deputy Chief 370

Just after 9:30 this morning a first alarm assignment was sounded for a structure fire in the western portion of our district. Deputy Chief 370 went en route and was advised of a working fire in a garage with exposures. With the given information and the large volume of smoke seen 370 requested an engine from both Kuhl Hose and Erie to respond. MPS arrived on scene and reported a fully involved garage. Engine 362 laid in and began to protect the exposures with the deck gun and a 2-1/2" line. As additional crews arrived more lines were put into service. Fire did extend into a "D" side exposure but was quickly knocked down. The "B" side exposure had exterior damage but fire did not extend inside. Crews remained on scene for two and a half hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. there were no injuries.

Agencies
Fire: Belle Valley (E362, U367), Kearsarge (E444), Perry Hwy (L429), Brookside (R248-RIT), Kuhl Hose (E683), Erie (E12), Millcreek Unit 929

EMS: Millcreek Paramedics 37

Pictures courtesy of: Don Erbin, Jr & Ray Stender



BVFD RIT Called To Fairfield Multi-Fatal Fire

Walbridge Road - Harborcreek Twp.
Command: Chief 260
Sunday February 9

Belle Valley was dispatched to assist Fairfield Sunday morning around 1:30AM for a report of a structure fire with entrapment. Tower 369 responded as the RIT team. Heavy fire was found upon arrival and valiant attempts were made by the first in crew from Fairfield unfortunately one adult and two children inside the house were found deceased. It took several area departments to bring the fire under control. No firefighters were injured in the firefight. Tower 369 returned to Station 36 around 4AM. PSP and the Erie County Coroner were on scene.

Agencies
Fire: Fairfield, Belle Valley (Tower 369-RIT), Harborcreek, Brookside, Lawrence Park, Wesleyville, Fuller, Kuhl Hose (Rehab)
EMS: Emergycare
Law: Pa State Police



Arlington Road Garage Fire

East Arlington Rd
Command: Chief 360
Saturday January 25

A little before 1AM a first alarm assignment was sounded for a house fire with entrapment. Dispatch announced receiving several calls reporting the fire. Chief 360 was first to arrive reporting a working fire and requested 2 engines from Erie FD. It was determined that this was an unattached garage not a house and all occupants from each house along side the garage was safe. The two vehicle garage was fully involved as Engine 362 arrived minutes later followed by Engine 13. Engine 362 used a blitz gun and deck gun to make a quick hit on the blaze. After the water supply was established additional large attack lines and hand lines were put to use. Heat from the blaze caused damage to both exposures. The garage contained two automobiles and a motorcycle. An RV parked next to the garage was destroyed. It took nearly two hours to bring under control. The west exposure did catch fire but was contained quickly. Temperatures at the time of the fire were near zero and snow was beginning to fall. There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.

Agencies

Fire: Belle Valley (Engines 362 & 363, Tower 369, Utility 367), Kuhl Hose (Engine 683, Rehab 68), Brookside (Truck 249), Fairfield (Engine 262 RIT), Erie (Engines 12 & 13), Kearsarge (Engine 442), Perry HiWay (Engine 432) and Waterford (Engine 143) stood by at Sta. 36

EMS: Millcreek Paramedics

Photos : Thanks to Don Erbin, Jr

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