Spring Break Chimney Fire - Alpha Fire Company

Total Time On Call: 1 hour
Units Responding: Engines 510 and 514; Truck 517; Quint 527 and Rescue 518
Officer In Charge: Chief 500 - Keith Yocum

While Penn State students enjoy spring break, members of the Alpha Fire Company extinguished a Park Forest chimney fire. At 0900 AM on Sunday morning, crews responded to a reported chimney fire with smoke from the exterior wall along the chimney. Truck 517 arrivied to find a working chimney fire with possible extension. Engine 514 and Truck 517 worked the interior while Engine 510 and Quint 527 extinquished the wood burner and chimney fire. While the flue was cracked midway up, no extension to the interior was found. On scene: Chief 500 (Yocum); Engines 510 and 514; Truck 517; Quint 527 and Rescue 518.