2nd Alarm Roaring Brook Fire Destroys Home

Crews where dispatched just before 9am this morning for a working structure fire, Stout Place, Roaring Brook Township. Additional reports received by the 911 center reported possible entrapment. Command 15 immediately upgraded the assignment to a second alarm, bringing in units from throughout and beyond the North Pocono area. Initial arriving units encountered a heavy fire load and attempted to make an aggressive interior attack but where quickly pulled out due to deteriorating conditions. Tanker 29 marked on scene and was directed by Chief 15 to act as the second primary attack engine due to the geographic location of the house and water shuttle difficulties. Three handlines where immediately put into operation off Tanker 29 to assist in extinguishment. Over the next 4 hours Tanker 29 pumped over 40,000 gallons of water onto the fire. Special thanks to our local Tastykake Representative for always ensuring firefighters don't whither away at a fire in Elmhurst/Roaring Brook. It was confirmed no one was home at the time the fire started. The home was totally destroyed.

Photo borrowed from ERB Fire.

Photo borrowed from ERB Fire.

Photo borrowed from ERB Fire.

Photo borrowed from ERB Fire.