Excavator Fire: Today at 14:45 hrs Engine 241, Tanker 41, Chief 41 and Engine 245 responded to the construction site on S Spring Garden St in South Middleton Twp for an excavator on fire
By Union Fire Company No.1
March 29, 2024

Engine 241 arrived and stretched the bumper line for extinguishment. Tanker 41 supplied the engine, the cause was a malfunction with the hydraulic system/lines.

Brush 41 later returned to the scene to wet down some smoldering debris down inside the machine. The workers attempted to cover the excavator with dirt prior to our arrival on the first call. While a good thought it made our initial attack and overhaul efforts a little harder. Some areas were buried and had to be dug out and taken apart to access.