At 3:27 am, QFD Volunteers were alerted for a house fire with the Refton Community Fire Company in the 700 block of Sandstone Road in Strasburg Township. Assistant 59 arrived with smoke showing from a two-story dwelling.
Truck 57 arrived with the crew throwing ladders and entering to search and locate the fire that was in the knee-wall area of the second floor venting through the roof. The chauffeur and roof man vented the windows and put a hole in the roof as the interior crew opened up for the line and attacked the fire. Tanker 57 supplied Engine 592 as the water supply.
Engine 574 arrived and the crew stretched a line to the “C” side interior to assist with fire attack. Rescue 57 arrived and the crew went to the interior to assist on the second floor.
The fire was knocked down, overhaul performed and crews salvaged whatever could be salvaged.
Please keep this family in your thoughts as we approach this Christmas season.
The company operated for 3 hours before returning for Kreider’s Market breakfast sandwiches and Maplehofe chocolate milk. (Those of you from Solanco will agree, that is the ultimate breakfast.)