Tractor Trailer Fire
 
By Deputy Chief Ed Mizenko
May 11, 2020
 

05/11/2020 06:11hrs. Co. 1 & AREMS dispatched to the area of 1714 Mummasburg Rd for a report of a Tractor Trailer On Fire. Adams County 911 advised the driver was attempting to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. DC-1 (Mizenko) AOS and found the Tractor on Fire, no extension to the trailer. Engine 1-2 AOS and deployed 200’ 1 3/4 for fire extinquishment. The saddle tank was found to have failed and a 2nd attack line with the foam Pro-Pak was utilized for final extinguishment.

The operator had just finished offloading chicken feed into the Silo when the truck suffered a mechanical failure. Engine 1-1 provided additional water and manpower. Fire extinguished, no injuries. Diking systems utilized to prevent runoff of leaking diesel fuel from entering a storm drain. EMA notified.

 
Units: Engine 1-1, Engine 1-2 , Cumberland Twp PD & MICU 54-1