Flourtown Fire Company responded to a report of a car fire on Route 309 NB at the turnpike. Dispatch was at 07:33AM on Monday 5/12. Squad 6 was first on scene and found an Engine Compartment well involved. Flourtown Fire Company was assisted by Fort Washington, Station 88. Photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.
Multi-vehicle accident and car fire on Northbound Route 309
At approximately 23:08 on 11/23, Flourtown, Station 6 responded along with Station 82 and 88 to the reports of a multiple car accident on Northbound Route 309 in the area of the Church Road (Route 73) overpass. In frigid temperatures Squad 6 pulled a 200 foot 1.75 line to extinguish a fully involved car fire on one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crew also did a rapid, primary search of all the other vehicles involved and attempted to de-energize those still running. A snow squall had passed through the area just prior to the emergency call, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and is undetermined as of this posting.
Video by Firefighter Greg Fasold, helmet cam, who respond on Squad 6.
Hillcrest Avenue Street Sweeper Fire
July 3, 2013 brought an unusual vehicle fire. A street sweeper’s engine compartment was on fire. On arrival Flourtown found a fire in the auxiliary engine that runs the sweeper part. Due to issues accessing the engine the Holmatro Hydraulic Spreader and hand tools were used to access. Wyndmoor Hose Co. with its Squirt 82 was dispatched to supply the Squad with water due to the hydrants were on the other side of major roads (Bethlehem Pike and Stenton Ave.) and there was concern not to shut the road down to run a line to a hydrant being a busy pre-holiday afternoon.
Photos by Jake Frye.