SHENANDOAH (SCHUYLKILL COUNTY), PA: On February 24, 2012 at 16:20 hours the Shenandoah Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to a vehicle fire. The fire was reported to be on Route 54, just east of Shenandoah.
Medic 64 and Chief 742 arrived at the location first and found the burning vehicle on the side of the road. The large SUV had a smoke and flames coming from underneath the hood. The Chief then advised all responding unit it was a working fire.
Squirt 745 was on scene first and found flames coming from the engine compartment of a Ford Expedition. Squirt 745 crew deployed a cross lay hose line to the vehicle to extinguish the fire. The attack crew knocks down the fire and forced open the hood. Engine 742 arrived second and staged next to Squirt 745 blocking the roadway. Engine 742 crew advanced a trash line from their front bumper and backed up the first hose line.
The Squirt 745 and Engine 742 crews remained on the scene to overhaul the engine compartment. Fire fighters then repacked the hose back on the trucks so the roadway can be reopened. The vehicle received moderate damaged and had to be towed from the scene.