At 1602 hours, TVFD was alerted, along with DCNR Warden 17, and ATV units from Stations 61 and 62, to the 2300 block of Ridge Road for a woods fire. Deputy 69 arrived to find approximately 2 acres of woods burning about 200 yards off the roadway. Due to the difficult location of the fire, additional ATVs were requested by DCNR, which brought ATV 24 (Berks) and ATV 7 (Berks). Crews utilized the ATVs to transport water and crews used hand tools, vest packs, and backpack blowers to construct a fire line to stop the wind driven flames. After containment and extinguishment, the scene was turned over to DCNR to monitor the area for any hot spots. The area involved measured approximately 7 acres of woods burnt.
Special thanks to Garden Spot Fire & Rescue for standing by at our station while we were on this incident.
||ATV 62, Utility 62, Brush 62, Engine 62-5, Utility 61, ATV 61, Tac 61, ATV 24, Brush 24, Utility 24, ATV 7, Brush 7, Engine 7-1, Utility 7