Bus Fire in the Central Business District
By 1st Class Firefighter John Morris
January 22, 2020

This afternoon First West Chester Volunteers were dispatched to the intersection of W. Gay and N. High Streets for the reported bus fire. Engine 51-2 arrived in under 2 minutes from dispatch along with Assistant 52 who reported flames from the top of the bus. Engine 51-2’s crew stretched an 1 3/4” handline to the interior of the bus where they located fire in the ceiling. Crews quickly brought the fire under control. Engine 51-1 also made the response and assisted with overhaul.