July 8 Sheetz Car Fire

Around 5:50 pm, last evening, Company 23 was dispatched to Sheetz for a vehicle fire. Initial report stated multiple calls for a Tesla on fire at the charging station. Chief 123, Squad 23, Traffic 23, Squad 29, and Tanker 24 responded with the initial dispatch. Chief 123 arrived on scene and confirmed the initial report.
On arrival, Squad 23 crews stretched a line and began fire attack. Once the bulk of the fire was extinguished, crews began the cooling process of the vehicle battery. Traffic 23 was tasked to shut down South Market Street due to supply line hose stretching across the street to the closest hydrant. Traffic 23 requested more traffic units to the scene to assist with traffic control. Team 200 (Cumberland County HazMat) was called in to help with spill/run off control. The towing process was initiated, and crews remained on scene to assist in the possible reignition of the fire.
UAFD would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the companies that came out to assist us with this incident. These are not easy fires to put out and the hazmat concerns they pose are difficult to mitigate.
On scene: Upper Allen Fire Department, Upper Allen Police, Mechanicsburg Fire Department, Lisburn Fire Company, TEAM 200, Camp Hill Fire Company, Shiremanstown Fire Company, Hampden Township Fire Department, Penn State Life Lion EMS.
Photos Courtesy of Dustin Weese and Jacquie Hower