House Fire on Washington Avenue
 
By Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman
April 29, 2017
 

On Saturday April 29th, 2017 at 0823 hours, area fire companies were dispatched again to the unit block of Washington Avenue in Valley Township for smoke in a dwelling. This was the previous site of a shed fire earlier this morning that consumed a shed, car and radiant heat damage to a house.

Arriving at 0828 Chief Grossman reported smoke showing from the roof line. Wagontown Assistant Chief Patton arrived and assumed Washington Avenue Command and Chief Grossman took operations.

Engine 31-1 arrived 1st due and stretched the front bumper line to the bravo/charlie corner and located a fire from an interior wall not adjacent to the previous fire. Firefighters from Westwood, Wagontown and Sadsburyville worked collaboratively to expose the fire and knock it down. The fire was quickly under control with all hands working.

The Chester County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the cause of both fires. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. Westwood, Sadsburyville, Wagontown and East Brandywine Fire Companies answered the call.

 
Units: Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 31-1, Rescue 35, Engine 49-5
 
Engine 44-5
Engine 44-5
Westwood Chief McWilliams gives direction to firefighters.
Westwood Chief McWilliams gives direction to firefighters.
 
Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the rear of the structure.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the rear of the structure.
Chiefs Grossman and McWilliams
Chiefs Grossman and McWilliams
 
Firefighters making entry.
Firefighters making entry.
Assistant Chief Patton at the Command Post and Chief McWilliams
Assistant Chief Patton at the Command Post and Chief McWilliams
 
Deputy Chief Scott
Deputy Chief Scott
Chiefs Ziegler and Grossman working the fire room.
Chiefs Ziegler and Grossman working the fire room.
 
Crews begin to rack lines.
Crews begin to rack lines.
East Brandywine Deputy Chief Edwards
East Brandywine Deputy Chief Edwards
 
Sadsburyville Engine 31-1
Sadsburyville Engine 31-1
Wagontown Engine 35
Wagontown Engine 35