Monday afternoon at 15:32 hours, Adams County Box 1-4 was struck for the mobile home fire on Heth Street in Lincoln Estates, west of Gettysburg Pa. Engine 1-2 of the Gettysburg Fire Dept. arrived with fire showing and exposures (sheds) in close proximity. E1-2’s crew stretched a 2 1/2 for fire attack.
Engine 5-1 of the Arendtsville Volunteer Fire Dept stretched a 1 ¾ line backing up Engine 1-2’s crew. Ambulance 2A of the Fairfield Fire Company assisted the occupant who was self-rescued from the house fire. Crews had the fire knocked down in 15 minutes. The balance of the manpower assisted with an extensive overhaul.
Things got a bit “dicey” when firefighters were briefly trapped inside with no ability to advance the hose line, due to a door being closed. As you can see, firefighters got out rapidily and by their actions, it indicates things were HOT. Chief 4 (Bowling) of the Cashtown Fire Company had command.
Photography by Chris Eiker of 911 Photography.