Last evening at 7:58 PM, The Truck and Rescue Pumper were dispatched to Farmington Place in Hempfield Twp for a possible house fire. Captain 29 arrived and reported a working fire. Truck 24 arrived 1st due and the crew went to work. At 8:17 during the initial interior suppression operations, a Flashover occurred, at the same time, the on scene water supply was lost. While evacuating, the Truck’s 2 person interior crew became disoriented and lost and declared a Mayday. Less than 2 minutes later, the crew was located and assisted out of the building by the remaining Truck crew members and members from Greensburg Engine 8. 1 member was transported to the hospital by Mutual Aid Ambulance. The 2nd member taken to the hospital later in the evening. Both members were treated for burns. 1 member remains hospitalized, and the 2nd was treated and released.
Both members are expected to make full recoveries.
We appreciate everyone who has reached out and sent well wishes over the last 12+ hours.
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