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.