2nd Alarm Fire in Wilkins

On Friday, around 3pm, units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 700 block of Thompson Street in Wilkins Township. 137 Rescue, dispatched for RIT, quickly marked en route and was redirected to suppression efforts due to manpower shortages on scene. 137 Engine and Squad responded shortly thereafter.

Units arrived on scene with heavy fire and smoke showing., causing Command to call for a second alarm. 137 crews made entry, securing the power and manning hoselines on the second division. Following salvage and overhaul, 137 utilized foam lines to ensure no rekindle. There were no injuries, and the fire is under investigation.


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Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department

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Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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