Firefighters from three counties have been battling a sawmill fire on Little Britain Church Rd., Fulton Township, since 7:19 a.m. Thursday morning, April 18.
Dozens of volunteer firefighters responded to a reported house fire on Hopkins Mill Rd. just off Truce Rd., Providence Township, shortly before noon on Tuesday, March 19.
Originally dispatched as a woods fire, it was quickly upgraded to a house fire. Arriving firefighters found the building engulfed in flames; neighbors said the building had been being demolished for several days.
Fire police officers who had been directing traffic several miles away said smoke had been coming from the area all morning long.
Volunteers and equipment from Rawlinsivlle were being assisted by firefighters and apparatus from Willow Street, West Willow, New Danville, Refton, Strasburg, Quarryville, and Strasburg.
Fire destroyed a small factory on Dry Wells Rd., Bart Township, shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.
The fire broke out shortly after a line of thunderstorms came through the area.
The building was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived within minutes of the 11:09 p.m. dispatch.
Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to an adjacent building.
Bart Township firefighters were assisted by volunteers and equipment from Lancaster and Chester counties. They trucked water from fill sites on Wilson Rd. and Heyberger Rd.
Investigators are still trying to determine what started a fire that heavily damaged a vacant home in Fulton Township Wednesday morning, March 12.
Three firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Two, Robert Fulton firefighters James Rodgers II and Michael Childress, fell through a floor into the basement while battling the blaze. That led to a Mayday call, summoning additional firefighters and equipment. Eventually, about 100 volunteers were called to the scene.
Fire destroyed a tobacco barn and most of its contents Tuesday afternoon, September 24.
The fire broke out at the Emanuel Esh farm, 132 Academy Rd., Colerain Township, shortly after noon.
By the time family members noticed the blaze, it had begun to engulf the barn.
Responding volunteers could see a column of black smoke from five miles away and called for additional equipment before the first apparatus arrived.
Firefighters prevented the flames from igniting an adjacent building and saved several stacks of lumber behind the barn.
The fire was ignited by a kiln used to dry the lumber, Chief Welk said.
The 50 foot by 70 foot barn was destroyed by the flames. Family members, neighbors, and firefighters managed to pull some equipment from the barn before they were driven back by the fire.
The fire caused an estimated $45,000 damage to the building and its contents, Quarryville Fire Chief Jamie Welk said.
Volunteers and equipment from Bart Township, Oxford, Robert Fulton, Refton, Cochranville, Willow Street, and Elkton, Md., assisted at the scene.
About 100 volunteers had the fire under control by 2:25 p.m.; firefighters remained on the scene until 4:05 p.m.
One family member sustained minor burns to his right arm. He was not transported to a hospital for treatment.
Bart Township Fire Co.,
Sept. 1: 3:28 p.m., medical assist, White Oak Rd. at Georgetown Rd., Paradise Township; three volunteers were in service 15 minutes.
Sept. 2: 2:26 p.m., medical assist, Valley Rd., Bart Township; two volunteers were in service one hour and 37 minutes.
Sept. 3: 7:52 p.m., medical assist, Noble Rd., Bart Township; two volunteers were in service 13 minutes.
Bart Township Fire Co., Georgetown
July 30: 12:08 p.m., assist Robert Fulton, outbuilding, 369 Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township; 15 volunteers were in service two hours and 30 minutes.
Aug. 3: 2:04 a.m., medical assist, Furnace Rd., Bart Township; three volunteers were in service 59 minutes.
Quarryville Fire Co., Quarryville
July 30: 6:53 a.m., house fire, York County; 14 volunteers were in service two hours and 40 minutes.
12:10 p.m., assist Robert Fulton, building fire, 369 Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township; 17 volunteers were in service three hours.
July 31: 5 p.m., medical assist, Stony Hill Rd., Eden Township; 14 volunteers were in service five minutes.
Aug. 1: 8:45 a.m., building fire, 111 Walnut Valley Ct., York County; 11 volunteers were in service six hours.
Aug. 2: 2 p.m., spill control, 1500 block of May Post Office Rd., Eden Township; 14 volunteers were in service 20 minutes.
5:15 p.m., medical assist, Kirkwood Pike, Colerain Township; 16 volunteers were in service 20 minutes.
Aug. 3: 11:20 p.m., investigation, 35 Friendly Dr., East Drumore Township; 21 volunteers were in service 15 minutes.
Robert Fulton Fire Co., Wakefield
July 30: 12:08 p.m., outbuilding, 369 Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township; 12 volunteers were in service three hours and two minutes.
Aug. 3: 8:50 p.m., medical assist, Little Britain Rd. South, Little Britain Township; five volunteers were in service 50 minutes.
Aug. 4: 2:35 p.m., vehicle accident, Rt. 272 at Warfel Rd., Fulton Township; 16 volunteers were in service 55 minutes.
Bart Township Fire Co., Georgetown
July 21: 7:08 a.m., medical assist, Rosedale Rd., Colerain Township; three volunteers were in service 28 minutes.
July 26: 9:57 p.m., automatic alarm, 1082 Georgetown Rd., Bart Township; 13 volunteers were in service seven minutes. July 27: 12:34 a.m., assist Strasburg, building fire, 133 Robert Evans Way, Strasburg Borough; 16 volunteers were in service 34 minutes.