On Sunday February 23rd around 4:55pm the WBFD along with mutual aid units were alerted for a brush fire in the 300 block of Huntzinger Road in South Heidelberg Township. While units went responding they were advised of a brush fire rapidly extending up the side of the mountain. With that additional, an additional engine and tanker were added to the assignment. Initial WBFD units arrived on scene and confirmed the report of an active brush fire climbing up the mountain toward homes on Pine Tree Lane. At this point additional units were added to the assignment along with some units being relocated to Pine Tree Lane. Crews attacked the brush fire from Huntzinger Road as well as descending down from Pine Tree Lane. The fire was stopped prior to reaching the homes on Pine Tree Lane and no damage occurred. The WBFD and mutual aid crews operated on scene for approximately 2 hours.
We were assisted by the following companies:
-Robesonia Fire Company
-Womelsdorf Fire Company
-Marion Township Fire Company
-Reinholds Fire Company (Lancaster Co.)
-Western Berks Ambulance Association