The beautiful weather brought a rash of brush fires throughout the region, including numerous one on Saturday and Sunday Feb 22 & 23.
- It began on Saturday afternoon when 19, 95, 97 were sent at 1328 hours for a brush fire in the 7800 block of Boyertown Pike in Earl. Brush 95-1 arrived and reported a working brush fire. 97 units assisted with fire containment and overhaul. 97 units on scene Brush 97 & 97-1, Tanker 97, Attack 97, Utility 97 & Traffic 97.
- At 1505 hours, the same companies were dispatched to the 500 block of Fancy Hill Road in Earl for a brush fire. Chief 19 arrived and confirmed a working fire. 97 personnel assisted with fire containment and overhaul. 97 units on scene Brush 97, Attack 97, Tanker 97 & Traffic 97.
- On Sunday Feb 23, 19, 97, 5 were sent at 1302 hours to the 400 block of Water Street in Pike for a brush fire. Asst 97 arrived on location and confirmed a working brush fire extending into a chicken coup and now two other structures. Additional units from 97 and 95 were added for the structure assignment.
- While returning from the previous fire, 19, 97, 95 and 5 units were alerted at 1405 hours to a brush fire on Old State Road in Earl.
- Next Tanker 97-1 was requested by Montgomery County to relocate to Pennsburg Sta 65 while they and multiple other department were operating on a brush/structure fire on Upper Ridge Road in Marlborough Township.
- As Tanker 97-1 was reporting to Pennsburg, Montgomery County requested that it response to Red Hill Borough along with Montg 38 for a residential AFA. Chief 38 determined it was an accidental trip, and Tanker 97-1 continued to its cover assignment. It stood-by for one hour until released by 42 Command.
- At 1526 hours, 19, 95, 97 sent for a brush fire in Earl Township on Hess Rd. As crews arrived, they found the fire was threatening homes, and it was upgraded to a structure assignment.
- Finally, Fire Police from 19, 97, and 95 were sent to assist 19 and PSP for an MVA -reported to be an overturn vehicle – on Rt 73 in Earl near Water St. Rt 73 was shut down while the scene was cleared.