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A Busy Monday For A-Shift 4/13/2015 (PHOTOS)
Updated On: Apr 15, 2015

At 2:36 pm on April 13, 2015 Engine Co. 8 was dispatched to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center for a report of a mulch fire.  Engine Co. 8 arrived on scene and the officer determined that additional companies would be needed, Car 21 dispatched Engine Co. 7 to assist. A water supply was established from a hydrant to Engine 8, shortly after Car 21 arrived and requested Engine Co. 4, Engine Co. 2 and later Truck Co. 4 to assist.  A second water supply was set up by Engine Co. 2 so that Truck Co. 4 could use their ladder to reach the flames from above. It took multiple 1 3/4" hand lines, the deck guns of Engine 4 and Engine 8 and the ladder pipe of Truck 4 to finally put the massive fire to rest. The last engine company left the scene at 11:54 pm. 

Off duty firefighters from both 'B' and 'C' were called to staff spare apparatus to provide protection to the city.  At 6:42 pm while the mulch fire was being fought a fire was reported at 625 Hemlock St. Engine Co. 15, Engine Co. 10, Rescue Co. 1 and Truck Co. 2 were dispatched.  First arriving companies found a fire under a front porch, crews used a 1 3/4" hand line to extinguish it.  The incident was cleared at 10:12 pm. 

The Officer in Charge of the mulch fire was Assistant Chief J. White

The Officer in Charge of the fire on Helmock St. was Capt. J. Cooney

(Photos by Bill Boock)

Lackawanna County Recycling Center Mulch Fire

625 Hemlock St

Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
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