***First Due Working Fire***
At 0718 hours on Thursday, December 29th, 2022, York County DES alerted the 1st Alarm Assignment for Box 53-12, 6285 Hoff Road in Heidelberg Township for a high risk residential structure fire. The 1st Alarm Assignment consisted of Station 53, Engine 47-2 and Tanker 47 (Jefferson), Engine 79-3 and Truck 79 (Hanover Area Fire Rescue), Engine 52-1 (Pleasant Hill), Truck 4 (Spring Grove), Tanker 11 (Nashville) and MICU 4-1 (Spring Grove EMS.) Upon response, Truck 79 and Chief 53 were advised of multiple calls reporting a working house fire. Truck 79 arrived first reporting fire showing from sides Bravo and Charlie, requesting 2 additional Tankers. Engine 53-2 responded with a crew of four with the Chief on board and immediately requested the working fire dispatch, bringing a Tanker Task Force, RIT, Air unit and an additional Ambulance. Engine 79-3, Engine 53-2, Engine 47-2 and Tanker 47 arrived nearly simultaneously with Chief 53 establishing the Command and advising of the corrected address of 6281 Hoff Road. Attack lines were stretched from Engine 79-3 by 79 and 53 crews with Engine 53-2 and Tanker 47 supplying water to Engine 79-3. Command directed Engine 47-2 to proceed to the Hoff Road boat launch of Lake Marburg to establish a fill site for the Tankers. Captain 79 (Kemmerly) assumed division 2 officer and reported fire in the attic with crews hooking ceilings and making the attack. As the remainder of 1st Alarm companies arrived, they were put to work in the structure. Three attack lines were placed in service, two interior and one exterior. A 2nd Alarm was struck to bring additional manpower to the scene and Engine 53-1 responded with a crew of four. The fire was brought under control after the entire 2nd floor ceiling, dormers and knee walls were opened to expose the fire. Command requested the PA State Police Fire Marshal to respond to the scene, with his investigation confirming that the fire appears to have started outside the residence at the electric service. The fire ignited the vinyl siding and exterior wall, traveled upward to the soffit and into the attic. Following the brief investigation, intensive overhaul was completed and the fire was extinguished. No civilian or firefighter injuries were incurred. The fire was confined to the exterior bravo/charlie corner and the interior second floor/attic space of the residence, with water damage to the first floor and basement. Eleven members of Station 53 made the response. The Box was placed in service at 1104 hours.
2nd Alarm and Tanker Task Force companies included:
Thanks also to West Manchester Engine 505 for the transfer to Station 53.