Daniela Kleinfeldt

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

July 7 Car Fire

This evening, while returning from a fire alarm, our team on Engine 23 noticed light smoke behind Hess Garage on Gettysburg Pike. Upon investigation, they found a car engine compartment on fire. Engine 23 quickly stretched a line and extinguished the fire. Squad, Tanker, Utility, and Traffic 23 also responded promptly.


Fourth of July Dumpster Fire

Overnight, Chief 223 and Engine 23 responded to a dumpster fire in Cumberland Pointe Circle. The fire was quickly extinguished without further damage. While on scene, UAFD was dispatched to an unknown type fire outside on West Lisburn Rd. Chief 223, Tanker 23, Traffic 23 and Squad 29 (Mechanicsburg) responded and found a small brush pile on fire, behind a residence. Squad 29 stretched a 400ft line to reach the fire. Engine 23 arrived after clearing the dumpster fire to assist. Company 23 was out for about an hour.

July 4 Car Accident

This evening around 6:20 pm, Squad 23, Chief 123 and Traffic 23 responded to a vehicle into a house in Monaghan Township, York County. Traffic 23 assisted with traffic control. Squad 23 secured the vehicle and checked the house for damage. The damage was kept to the front porch area and there were no injuries reported.

Photo courtesy of Curt Warner