Box 22-3 Working House Fire @ 430 Sachs Road
By Deputy Chief Joe Temarantz
March 30, 2021

Tuesday March 30th @ 1412 hours Engine 1-1 and Truck 1 were alerted for Box 22-3 in the 400-Block of Sachs Road for a house fire. As personnel were still responding to the station, Adams County Communications confirmed the location of 430 Sachs Road and upgraded the Box to a working house fire, assigning the Working Fire Dispatch companies. Due to ongoing ladder testing, Truck 1 was still OOS at the time of dispatch and was replaced on the Box while Engine 1-1 responded with 6 personnel. AREMS Captain 54 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and reported a Single Story Single Family Dwelling with fire through the roof. Engine 1-1 arrived and assumed the 1st due Engine assignment, followed by Carroll County ET112. E1-1 / ET112 personnel began fire attack with Deputy Chief 1 (Temarantz) establishing the Sachs Road Command. Due to the rapidly advancing fire, all occupants confirmed out of the home and the deteriorating structural integrity , the decision was made to continue with a defensive operation. The remaining 1st alarm & WFD units began arriving and were assigned to assist with Fire Attack, Water Supply & the establishment of a dump and fill site. Chief 22 (Hubbard) arrived on location and Command was transferred with DC1 now being assigned as Operations. Units operated on the scene for just over 4 hours. Unfortunately, several pets were unable to make it out of the home during this incident. The cause remains under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshall.

A GOFUNDME account has been created to help the Ellis Family begin to rebuild from this tragic event. Please see the link listed below for additional needs and to donate. The Officers and Members of the Gettysburg FD offer our condolences to the Ellis family on the losses from this tragic incident.

Pictures Courtesy of Kody Krupilis & Scanner 02 Response Videos and Photos

Units: Engine 1-1 , Traffic 1
Mutual Aid: Co.22, 23, 20, 33, 7, 33-3, 29, Carroll County Co.5 & 11, Frederick County Co.6, Fire Police Co.22, 25 , PSP, Red Cross, Cumberland Twp PD
Hyperlinks: Ellis Family Go Fund Me