Industrial Building Fire in West Caln
 
By Sadsburyville Fire/Rescue
August 20, 2018
 

On Monday August 20th, 2018 at 12:34 the Wagontown Fire Company and mutual aid were dispatched to the 500 block of Independance Way in West Caln Township for a building fire. Upon dispatch heavy smoke was noted in the area and appeared to be a working fire. Upon arrival crews found the smoke dying down as on scene personnel were knocking down the fire from spreading into adjacent buildings.

Engine 31-1 arrived first due at 12:40 and placed the front bumper line in service. Firefighters found multiple pallets on fire inside of a Kiln building. The fire was quickly under control within 10 minutes of arriving on location and the incident was scaled back to Wagontown, Sadsburyville and Westwood EMS. Engine 31-2 and Engine 35 arrived with additional manpower and supplied Engine 31-1 with water for mop up.

Chief Grossman held the West Caln Command and Assistant Chief Reynolds had operations. The Chester County Fire Marshal's Office was called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

 
Units: Engine 31-1, Engine 31-2, Utility 31, Squad 31
 
Dissipating smoke showing upon arrival.
Dissipating smoke showing upon arrival.
Sadsburyville on scene of a building fire that stored wood pallets.
Sadsburyville on scene of a building fire that stored wood pallets.
 
Pallets were pulled out of the building still smoldering.
Pallets were pulled out of the building still smoldering.
Multiple pallets were involved in the fire.
Multiple pallets were involved in the fire.
 
Engine 31-1 on scene with the front bumper line in service.
Engine 31-1 on scene with the front bumper line in service.
Captain McCarthy mans a hose line.
Captain McCarthy mans a hose line.
 
A 3" supply line was being fed by Engine 31-2 and Engine 35.
A 3" supply line was being fed by Engine 31-2 and Engine 35.
Past Chief Supplee operates Engine 31-1.
Past Chief Supplee operates Engine 31-1.