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Call History
Roof Fire on Neversink Street Results in Electrical Detective Work
Thu. Jul 9th 2020

21:44 hrs / 52 Neversink Street / Box 06-02 / C Platoon

The box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting a fire on the roof at the location noted.  Car 9 (Glore) arrived to find civilians on point with an active fire burning on the 2nd floor rear roof at 52 Neversink Street, a 2 1/2-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.  A pressurized water extinguisher was utilized to quickly knock-down the fire on the roof as Engine 3 stretched a 1 3/4" handline via the rear of the home and secured a positive water supply.  Crews began to open the roof and drip edge to discover that the area was electrically energized.  Power was secured to the property which did not eliminate the issue.  MetEd arrived on scene and secured power at the meter, which again did not eliminate the issue.  It was determined that the soil pipe in the property was carrying electrical current, the source of which was unknown.  With the assistance of MetEd and through the process of elimination, it was determined that the issue was originating at the adjoining home at 50 Neversink Street as the result of an improper ground.  Electrical power was secured to both properties.  

The area of origin was overhauled thoroughly.  All occupants had fled the home and were awaiting FD arrival.  There were no injuries to fire department personnel or civilians reported.  The Red Cross is assisting those temporarily displaced. 

Engines - 6, 1, 5, 3

Ladders - 1, 3

Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car 4 (J. Stoudt), Car 9 (M.Glore), FM 10 (Searfoss), Car 24 (Litzenberger)

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