Building Fire on Charlestown Road
By EWFC News Desk
November 16, 2022

At 0403 hours, the East Whiteland Fire Company was dispatched to the 2000 block of Charlestown Road in Charlestown Township for reports of a commercial building fire along with mutual aid. While en route, Engine 5 reported visible fire from a distance and requested the working fire dispatch, which brought PECO, the Chester County Fire Marshals, and additional fire apparatus to the scene. Due to the proximity of the fire scene to the Great Valley bus garage, the school buses had to be rerouted to avoid the fire scene. Charlestown Road Command requested that the stand-by crews put in place at the various fire stations be brought to the scene to assist with manpower. This brought Delaware County Engine 41, Engine 47-2, and Montgomery County Engine 98-1 to the scene and requested Engine 6-1 to stand by at Station 5.

After approximately two hours, the incident was put under control. Units operated on the scene for approximately six hours before clearing.

This incident is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshalls and the Charlestown Township Fire Marshal.

We want to thank Station 6 (West Whiteland Fire Company) for standing by our station while we responded to this incident.

Units: Engine 5, Rescue 5, Tanker 5, Traffic 5, Ambulance 5-3.
Mutual Aid: Station 4 (Malvern Fire Company), Station 3 (Paoli Fire Company), Station 61 (Kimberton Fire Company), Station 2 (Berwyn Fire Company), Station 68 (Valley Forge Fire Company), Station 53 (West Chester Fire Department, Fame Fire Company), Delaware County Station 41 (Newtown Square Fire Company #1), Station 47 (Lionville Fire Company), Montgomery County Station 98 (Royersford Fire Department, Chester County Fire Marshalls, PECO.