Just before 14:40 hours this afternoon Engine 222 just cleared a medical assist call at the Struble Elementary School on Bensalem Blvd when they were dispatched to Smethwyck Place and Trace Drive for a report of a dwelling fire.
E222 arrived on location less than a minute from dispatch and reported heavy smoke showing from the rear of the residence and went in-service with a 1 1/2” waterline. E222 driver established a water supply and BC222 set up Bensalem Command. E222’s crew reported they had a fire on the rear porch of the home with an extension into the interior. SS222 crew assisted E222 on the interior and report heavy smoke throughout but only limited fire extension. R16 and L11 laddered the dwelling and E44 checked the delta side exposure for extension (negative results light smoke only). Other incoming units were advised to stage (E28, R4, TW16).
The fire was quickly placed under control and no injuries were reported. Bensalem Fire Rescue (Battalion 222) is investigating the cause of the fire.