On Sunday June 13th at 1:51am the WBFD and our auto aid partners were dispatched to the 100 block of Texter Mountain Road in South Heidelberg Township for a structure fire. Crews arrived on scene with a single story residential structure with fire showing from the rear and roof area of the structure. Crews utilized 3 hose lines to extinguish the fire. The area was non hydranted so crews utilized tankers to provide water to the incident, with a fill site set up near the Wernersville State Hospital.
During fire suppression operations a Mayday was declared after a firefighter partially fell through the first floor of the home into the basement. Fellow crew members inside at the time were able to quickly remove the firefighter from the structure. As a precaution the firefighter was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and was quickly release with very minor injuries.
Crews remained on scene until approximately 5:45am completing overhaul.
We were assisted by the following agencies
-Township of Spring Fire Rescue Services
-Wyomissing Fire Department
-Robesonia Fire Company
-Newmanstown Fire Company
-Marion Township Fire Company
-Reinholds Fire Company
-Mohnton Fire Company (RIT)
-Western Berks Ambulance Association
-South Heidelberg Police Department