Ladder Rescues in PA


Date: 01/28/2014
Time: 12:50 AM
Town: Whitemarsh Township
County: Montgomery
Address: 491 Bethlehem Pike
Type: Two Alarm Apartment Fire
Details: Capt. 88 arrived on scene with fire showing from the second floor rear of a four story apartment building with people trapped on the upper floors. Ordered truck companies to go ladders to make rescues. Special call two additional ladders companies. Interior crews reported fire in one apartment on the second floor. EMS requested additional ambulances to assist.
Fire extended to the third floor and had a partial collapse of the floor about the fire apartment. Multiple hand lines in service on the interior.
EMS transported three people to the hospital, one with smoke inhalation. Crews made numerous rescues from balconies via ladders.

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