Working House Fire in Coatesville City
By Deputy Chief Christopher Corle Jr.
September 3, 2023

On September 3rd, at 1842 hours, Modena Fire Company was dispatched to assist with a house fire in the 900 block of Merchant Street. Ladder 41-1 was first to arrive on the scene, reporting visible smoke and potential entrapment of residents inside the home. Engine Company 37 responded with a four-person crew to assist in the operation.

Battalion 37 (Reason) promptly arrived at the scene and assisted with stretching the line into the first floor to mount an aggressive fire attack focused on the kitchen. Deputy 37 (Corle) followed closely and participated in conducting a search of the premises, which ultimately turned out to be negative, confirming that no individuals were trapped inside.

Engine Company 37's crew then proceeded to the second floor to inspect for any fire extension and ensure the blaze was fully contained. After 40 minutes of intense and coordinated firefighting, Modena’s crew was cleared from the scene.

Photos courtesy of IrishEyez

Units: Engine 37-2, Deputy, Battalion