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Residential Structure Fire

This morning, at approximately 00:15 hours Station 28 was dispatched to the 100 block of City Avenue for a reported building fire. First arriving units found heavy fire to the rear of a 2 Story, Type III, end of the row. Philadelphia county transmitted an all hands box while Lower Merion Transmitted the Lower Merion working fire dispatch bringing numerous units from the two municipalities.

Philadelphia Engine 54 quickly placed a 1.75” hand line in service, while Montgomery Engine 28 supplied Phila Engine 54 and pulled a back up 1.75” line. Philadelphia Ladder 25 conducted a primary search of the basement and first floor, results were negative. While Montgomery Squad 22 conducted a primary search of the second floor, results were negative. Philadelphia Ladder 25 and Montgomery Ladder 25 were sent to the roof to check for extension. Montgomery Ladder 28 took the rear of the building and checked for extension in the attic with crews from Montgomery Ladder 24.

After approximately 22 minutes, the bulk of the fire was knocked, all primary and secondary searches were negative. At approximately, 00:32 hours the fire was placed under control.

The Union Fire Association of Lower Merion would like to thank all of our automatic and mutual aid partners: the Philadelphia Fire Department, the Penn Wynne/Overbrook Hills Fire Company, the Belmont Hills Fire Company, the Bryn Mawr Fire Company, the Gladwyne Fire Company, the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, the Narberth Fire Company, the Lower Merion Fire Department Office, the Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association, Narberth Ambulance, and the Lower Merion Police Department.

Units on location: Engine 54 [Phila], Ladder 24 [Phila], Squrt 35 [Phila], Engine 28, Battalion 9, Ladder 28, Squad 22, Engine 26, Ladder 21, Engine 25-1, Ladder 24, Air 24, Ladder 25 [Phila], Rescue 1 [Phila], Squad 47 [Phila], Engine 41 [Phila], Engine 35 [Phila], Engine 26-1. Engine 26-2, Squad 23, ES-1 [Phila], ES-3 [Phila], Tower 22 [Phila], 313-5 [Narberth Ambulance], and Medic-16 [Phila].