December 18 at 0852 hours, Eastern Berks Fire was among multiple departments dispatched to assist on a 2nd alarm working structure fire on Chestnut St (Rt 100/29) near Batman Rd in Upper Milford Twp, Lehigh County.
Upper Milford Fire’s Facebook page reported, ” It was challenging conditions and well off the roadway down a muddy dirt road with low hanging limbs and branches. Upon arrival we encountered heavy fire from the front along with a narrow area to work with due to items in the yard plus the house was filled with lots of combustible material. After thousands of gallons of water we released everyone and we left our station at 5:30 pm. Many thanks to ALL the departments that assisted.”
EBFD units on scene Tanker 97, Tanker 97-1 and Engine 97-1.
The crew from Engine 97-1 assisted on the fireground.
Tanker 97 hauled 8 loads of water and Tanker 97-1 hauled 6 loads of water.
Company 97 was on scene for 5 1/2 hours.
Departments on scene included Upper Milford, Vera Cruz, Alburtis, Macungie, Emmaus, Hereford, Seisholtsville, Eastern Berks, East Greenville, Macungie ambulance & rehab, and North Penn Goodwill canteen.
Special thanks to Jim Marsh, Lehigh Station 31 photographer and East Penn Press stringer for some of the photos.