On July 24th @ 08:51 the GFC, along with Mt. Pleasant Rescue 30, were dispatched to an report of a pick-up dumper on fire in the 2700 block of Bernville Road.
Upon arrival the GFC crew found that a Chevrolet pick-up dumper was on fire in the parking lot of the West Ridge Car Wash. The fire had been knocked down by the driver using a chemical fire extinguisher. Seeing that there was still fire dripping from the engine compartment, Lt. Scott Trate pulled E55-1’s trans line and attacked the flames. The fire was quickly extinguished.
The driver stated that he had started the truck, and shortly thereafter he saw smoke coming from under the hood. He grabbed a fire extinguisher from inside the cab and knocked down the flames before GFC arrived.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is undetrmined.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
Lt. Scott Tratre
FF Ryan Noll
FF Dylan Heckman
Photographer Steve Spies