Memorial Day Weekend
By Lieutenant Bret Baker
May 30, 2018

This holiday weekend kept the West Chester Fire Department volunteers busy with multiple working fires.

First Crews were alerted around midnight Friday for a reported fire alarm in the 100 block of West Market Street in West Chester Borough. The caller reported hearing a smoke detector going off in the apartment above the second floor. Crews arrived, forced entry into the apartment and located a fire in one of the apartment bedrooms.

Later that day crews were alerted to the 900 block of Chrislena Lane in West Goshen Township for a reported house fire. Callers were reporting smoke coming from the second floor of an unoccupied home. Engine 51-1 arrived and located a working kitchen fire in the residence. The fire was extinguished and one dog was removed safely from the home.

Sunday evening Stations 52 & 53 were alerted to the area of the 500 block of Fox Meadow Lane in Thornbury Township for an "unknown" type fire. Callers were reporting seeing a large fire in the area and not sure what was burning. Crews arrived to find a vehicle fire that had extended into a house in the 1300 block of South Concord Road. Crews were able to extinguish the fire while overcoming water supply issues with a lack of fire hydrants in this area.

Units: 51-1, 51-2, Brush 51, Squad 51