Shortly after 3pm the West Chester Fire Department along with Goshen Fire Company were alerted to the 200 block of West Gay Street for a building fire. Initial calls reported flames in a closet and in the walls with the reporting party evacuating. Asst 53 arrived on location to find the same. Engine 51-1 arrived and secured a water supply from a hydrant located in front of the building while crews stretched 1 3/4" handline inside. Crews from West Chester worked to extinguish the fire, and confirmed no extension.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshals office.
Engine 51-1, Engine 51-2
Stations 52, 53, 54, 55 Ambulance, Medic 91, West Chester Police Department