On Wednesday, March 9th, at 11:07 Greenfields Co. 55, along with West Reading Co. 64, and Temple Co. 11 received a dispatch for a reported brush fire on northbound Rt. 222 between Rt. 183 and Rt. 61.
Engine 55 arrived on scene at 11:19 to find a small burned out patch of brush alongside the shoulder, but no flames were showing. Although the fire appeared to be out, Chief Brian Fisher ordered his crew to give the area a good soaking to ensure that there would be no chance of the fire reigniting.
After about a 5 minute soak Chief Fisher declared the situation under control and responding companies were released to their stations.
Bern Township Fire Police directed traffic around the scene until about 11:30 when normal traffic flow was resumed.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
FF Cullen Wright
FF Billy Pagan
Probationary FF Jordan Miller
Fire Police Capt. Charlie Kerschner
Photographer Steve Spies