Afternoon Residential Structure Fire

Crews where dispatched just after 4:15pm today for a reported working structure fire at 20 Harkin's Lane, Jefferson Township. Engine 29 marked on scene, reporting a working fire with a heavy smoke condition bringing in additional companies part of the SRN assignment. Crews advanced one handline and made an aggressive knockdown on the fire. Rescue 29 arrived on scene, sending its crew to the interior of the structure to perform additional knockdown & extinguishment. Tanker 29 arrived on scene and established the water supply to Engine 29. Additional personnel from companies part of the first alarm assignment soon arrived on scene and advanced an additional handline to the roof and assisted with vertical ventilation and overhaul. The bulk of the fire was contained to the kitchen with some extension into the attic space. The rest of the home contained smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire was later determined by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal to be a faulty electrical outlet. No one was hurt in or operating at the fire but a cat did not survive.

Units on scene: Engine 29, Rescue 29, Tanker 29, Car 29, Brush 29, Tanker 15 & Engine 15 (Elmhurst-Roaring Brook), Tanker 7 (Moscow), Tanker 68 & Ladder (Maplewood), Engine 1-1 (Lake Ariel), Engine 67-5 (Hamlin), Car 56 & Tanker 56 (Madisonville), Rescue 25 & EMS 25-8 (Jessup), 29-8, Commonwealth Health EMS Rehab.