Little Elk Creek Road House Fire
By Union Firemen
July 21, 2020

While members were drilling on ground ladders in the sweltering heat on Monday evening, July 20, the Union Fire Company No. 1 and surrounding companies were alerted for a house on fire in the 1400 block of Little Elk Creek Road in East Nottingham Township. Engines 21-1, 21-2, 21-4, Ladder 21, Tanker 21, and all three Chief Officers immediately made the response. Upon arrival, Chief 21 and Engine 21-1 found a two story log cabin with smoke evident from the roof. Due to the lack of hydrants in the area, Engine 21-1 laid a supply line from the end of the driveway in preparation for a rural water supply operation. An attack line was stretched and crews from Engine 21-1 and Ladder 21 investigated a smoke condition in the home, finding a small fire in a second floor bathroom which was quickly controlled.

The incident was placed under control and held to the 21 units. One firefighter was transported to a hospital and was released later in the evening. No civilians were injured. All units were back in service prior to 22:00 hours.

Congrats are in order for Past Fire Chief Obenchain on (finally) operating the Ladder Truck at a fire, as well as Fireman Dave McCormick for operating our new Engine 1 at a fire for the first time.

Mutual Aid: West Grove Fire Company, Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Cochranville Fire Company.