At 2350 hours May 11, 2020 Department 65 and it’s mutual aid Fire & EMS companies were dispatched to 610 Penn street Huntingdon borough for a reported Commercial Building fire at Huntingdon Electric Company.
At 2355 Deputy Chief 65 arrived on location reporting a working fire and to upgrade to a 2nd alarm. At this time truck 65 and truck 10 were arriving at the same time and were given orders to go to the D-side of the building where they found heavy fire and set up their elevated master streams. Chief 65-6 made a request to evacuate the building beside the fire, which was 600 Penn street and was occupied with 7 floors of apartments. At this point most all other fire and EMS personnel were directed to the 600 Penn street apt for the evacuation, and at 0054 the apt building was marked complete.
After the Apartment building was clear, the fire crew’s put their focus on the fire with repositioning fire apparatus and calling in more unit’s. The fire then jumped from the 610 address to the 600 address at the 7th floor and the roof. Fire crew’s tug multiple hydrants in the borough and then had to set up a tanker shuttle from the river.
As per Deputy Chief 65, he upgraded the call to a 3rd alarm within a short time later a 4th alarm and then went to special requests. Crew’s worked until 1447 May 12th, however a short time later department 65 was back at the location for hot spots and worked until 1212 am on the 13th.
Huntingdon Regional Fire / Rescue would like to thank all Fire, EMS, Police, EMA, Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon 911, The Salvation Army, Subway, McDonalds, Best Way Pizza, Arbys, Burger King and many more for the help.
Units on the call
Bedford – Truck 35
Bedford – Engine 35
Bedford – Tanker 35
Blair – Engine 90
Blair – Tanker 90
Mifflin – Engine 26
Mifflin – Truck 1
Mifflin – Tanker 18
Center – Alpha – Truck 5-1
Adams County – St. Michael – Crew to standby
Citizens Hose Fire/Rescue
Summerhill Township Fire