Brush Fire on the 269 Eastbound Bypass
 
By Westwood Newsdesk
May 13, 2020
 

At 1721 hours the Westwood Fire Company was dispatched to the eastbound Route 30 Bypass in the 269 mile of Valley Township for the median on fire. Engine 44-5, Rescue 44, Ambulance 44-1, Traffic 44 and Chief 44 all responded within minutes.

Arriving at 1730, Rescue 44 located 100’ of median on fire and went in service with the 200’ trash line. Within minutes the fire was stopped and mopped. Crews spent the rest of the time racking the line back on the Rescue-Engine.

Traffic 44 was positioned to shutdown westbound traffic in the fast lane and Rescue 44 positioned to shutdown all traffic eastbound until the fire was under control. Westwood fire operated on scene for just under 40 minutes before returning to quarters.

 
Units: Engine 44-5, Rescue 44, Traffic 44, Chief 44, Ambulance 44-1