Engine and Brush go to Pocopson on Barn/Brush Fire
By Fire Chief Frank Dowlin
March 14, 2021

On Sunday March 14th 2021, The Modena Fire Company was alerted to relocate one engine and the brush truck to West grove Fire Company as they were assisting along with most of the south company on a mushroom house fire in Avondale.

As Engine 37-2 and Brush 37 were pulling out of the station a second structure fire was alerted in Pocopson Township, Engine 37-2 and Brush 37 were immediately alerted to redirect to that scene. While responding it was reported to be a large barn with multiple acre's of woods involved.

Engine 37-2 arrived and took water supply and got into a relay, Brush 37 arrived and went to work in the surrounding woods controlling that fire, Brush 37 made multiple trips in and out of the wood for water flowing just shy of 1200 gallons through its little pump.

Both Modena units remained on scene for several hours before being released.

Once getting release Engine 37-2 was redirected to station 36 to standby where they remained for several more hours, Brush 37 took in two more jobs in Newlin and West Goshen before return to station.

Units: Engine 37-2, Brush 37
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