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Working House Fire in West Fallowfield - 200 Block of Cochran Street
Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 0348 hours, the Cochranville and Atglen Fire Companies, a Tower from the Parkesburg Fire Company an Engine and Tanker from the West Grove Fire Company and an Ambulance from the Christiana Community Ambulance Service were alerted for a house fire on the 200 block of Cochran Street in West Fallowfield Township. Chief Lapp responded at 0351 and received a report from Chester County Fire Board that the caller stated that there was smoke coming from the laundry room and that the house was evacuated. With additional information of the rear of the house being “well involved,” the Working Fire Dispatch was alerted. This re-alerted the previous companies and added Medic 94, the Gap Fire Company’s Rescue and an engine from the Bart Fire Company for Rapid Intervention. Engine 27-2 responded with a crew of four at 0355 hours and arrived on scene at 0356 hours. Upon arrival they reported that it was a 2 ½ story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing from the 1st floor. Engine 27-5 responded with a crew of four at 0357 followed by Rescue 27 at 0359. Chief Lapp assumed “Cochran Street Command” at 0402. The initial engine crews entered through the front of the residence with an inch and ¾ hand line. Additional crews from other responding companies also went into work with hand lines. One was to assist the crews with putting out the fire while another protected the fire from spreading to a neighboring residence. The fire was placed under control at 0431 hours. After fire marshals investigated the scene, crews worked together to start the overhaul process. Final units cleared the scene by 0712 hours. Thank you to Engine 33-5, Engine 25-2 and Engine 21-2 for standing by at our station during this incident and helping us clean up after returning. Click here for a video clip of this incident. Units: Engine 27-2, Engine 27-5 and Rescue 27 Mutual Aid: Ambulance 5-2-1, Tanker 22, Medic 94-1, Tower 28, Tanker 26, Engine 26-1, Engine 22, Engine 5-1-1, FM 101, Rescue 4-2, FM 102

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