February, 12 2017 Upper Allen FD was dispatched to the 400 block of Orchard Ln. in the township around 9:40 pm for a report kitchen fire. Chief 223 arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from side “C” of the single family dwelling. Chief 23 arrived and assumed command and were advised that the home was evacuated.
Engine 23 established a supply line and units from the boro of Mechanicsburg assisted with manpower and water supply. RIT 25 arrived and was never used.
The crews went interior and make a pretty fast knock of the fire inside the kitchen. It was found to be result of cooking.
This is a good reminder that having Fire Extinguishers inside your home and close to Kitchen is a good idea. Also please make sure you check your smoke alarms!
Great Job by all crews involved!