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First Due House Fire Fire in Warwick Township
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January 25, 2020

At 3:21pm, TVFD and multiple mutual aid companies were dispatched to Hawthorne Ln in Warwick Township for a Dwelling Fire. While responding to the scene a column of smoke was spotted and Engine 69-1 requested the first alarm tanker task force. Engine 69-1 arrived first to find fire showing from the front of a 2 story home. Crews stretched the front bumper lines towards the house for a primary attack. Engine 62-5 arrived seconds later to supply Engine 69-1. Crews from 69 and 62 made the initial attack on the fire with one crew taking a line through the rear door and another crew taking a line to the 2nd floor. Firefighters worked on both primary searches and fire attack upon entering the house. With the arrival of more crews additional hand lines were stretched. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down a bulk of the fire on the 1st and 2nd floor. One line was brought to the basement where crews found hot spots. Ground ladders were thrown to multiple sides of the house. Firefighters went to the roof with tools perform vertical ventilation. With fire already in the attic, it was not long until fire began blowing through the roof. Crews worked diligently to stop the progress of the fire. Extensive overhaul operations began on both floors and in the attic. The fire was placed under control just before 5PM. After overhaul was completed mutual aid companies began clearing the scene. TVFD remained on scene to assist the Fire Marshall. Overall, nearly 1000 feet of hand lines were in service off of Engine 69-1 and over 3000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. Several gallons of foam were also used to help with overhaul operations. Crews cleared the scene at 6:53PM.

Units: Engine 69-1; Engine 69-5; Rescue 69; Utility 69;
Mutual Aid: Ridge FC; Monarch FC; Lionville FC; Ludwigs Corner FC; Geigertown FC; West End FC; Upper Pottsgrove Twp FC; Elverson Honey-Brook EMS; Brandywine Medics; Chester County FM

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