6 Pa. firefighters treated for heat exhaustion, transported to hospital
Approximately 15 departments assisted the Strinestown Community Fire Co. at a three-alarm structure fire during heatwave
CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Nine firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and six were transported to a hospital for medical treatment while helping fight a three-alarm structure fire in Conewago Township Saturday during a heatwave.
The fire in the 900 block of Green Springs Road was reported around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, and crews didn’t leave the scene until around 7:40 p.m., according to a Strinestown Community Fire Co. Facebook post.
About 15 other departments assisted Strinestown firefighters, according to the company.
All of the firefighters who were treated for heat exhaustion, including those taken to a hospital, had been released and were home recovering by the time the fire was out, Strinestown noted in its Facebook post.
Thank you to all the departments that came out to help on this call. I know I will miss a few stations but I’ll try (26,22,31,27,6, trk 89-1 and eng 89-5, Lancaster 80, new Cumberland 10, 68,69, 63, 36,35,tanker 9 and many more) please tag your station if I did not list. All members that went to the hospital for heat related injuries have been released and are home recovering. The support from the community dropping off water was greatly appreciated. Thank you to mission BBQ, rocket pizza and Allen’s eatery’s for the generous food donations. Also a huge thank you to Yoe fire department for filling in our station and covering the community while we were out on this call.Posted by Strinestown Community Fire Company 26 on Saturday, July 20, 2019
The company thanked Yoe Fire Co. for manning Strinestown’s station during the Green Springs Road fire.
It also stated, “the support from the community dropping off the water was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Mission BBQ, rocket pizza and Allen’s eatery’s for the generous food donations.”
Strinestown Community Fire Co. later posted a photo to Facebook showing stacks of bottled water, Gatorade and other drinks that had been dropped off at their station while they were at the scene.
Forecasters had said York County would face brutal over the weekend, with a high near 100 and the heat index making it feel more like 111.
The heatwave is expected to peak over the weekend, with temperatures expected to slowly fall Monday.
About a dozen York County municipalities open cooling stations for their residents over the weekend, and
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