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Jul 23

Mutual Aid – Working Structure Fire

On 7/23/11 at 07:33hrs stations 30, 50 & 60 were dispatched along with the Norwegian Township Fire Department to 599 Broad Street, Village of Marlin, for a possible structure fire. As units were en-route, the column of smoke could be seen all around Pottsville and surrounding communities which prompted command to upgrade to his second alarm. First arriving units from Mar-Lin found heavy fire on sides A, B & B/C corner of the structure. When Pottsville units arrived on scene, they immediately placed multiple hand lines in service and secured additional water supplies due to the large amount of fire. Meanwhile crews from both Pottsville and Minersville vented the structure and set-up ground ladders. Pottsville units were in service for approximately 3 hours. Pictures below by Brian Wetzel, Video below from Ladder 51.
Additional pictures located on Coal Region Fire.