Thornbury Township Residential Fire April 3rd
By Deputy Chief Bob Vasek
April 3, 2022

On Sunday evening, April 3rd, Concordville Fire Company and assisting companies were alerted to a reported chimney fire in Thornbury Township. On arrival, Engine 592 reported a working roof fire on a two-story residential property.
592 laid 1000 feet of 5 inch supply line from the street entrance to the cul-de-sac in front of the fire building. Three hundred feet of 3-inch hose was stretched to the top of the driveway to attach a 1-3/4" attack line for fire suppression. Crews from Engine 592 and Chester County Engine 51 made an interior attack before being forced out due to extensive fire in the attic area with ceiling collapse on the second floor. Tower 46 was set up at the top of the driveway and once the building was vacated, initiated a master stream operation to extinguish the fire.
Engine 71 with Deputy 71 & Chief 25 oversaw the water supply for the duration of the incident. Due to no fire hydrants in the immediate area, a tanker operation was initiated to supply water to fight the fire. Two portable fold a tanks were set up at the top of the street with tankers circulating to provide the water. The Hydrant was approximately a five-mile loop to fill up and return to the fire ground. Fire Companies were on location for over 5 hours to complete extinguishment. There were no injuries. The fire is under investigation by Thornbury Township Fire Marshal and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.

Units: Engine 592, Tower 59, Tanker 59, Utility 59, MICU59, Ambulance 59B,
Mutual Aid: Co. 71, Co. 64, Chester County 51, Chester County 25, RIT 23, Chester County Tankers companies 4,5,3,25,24,22,23,52