Brentmore Towers, Wilkins Twp – Commerical Structure Fire

Shortly after 9:30pm on Saturday evening, Truck 227 & Engine 227 were requested on a 2nd alarm for a confirmed commercial structure fire on the 4th & 5th floor with entrapment of Brentmore Towers in Wilkins Twp. Truck 227 arrived on scene and took a position at the “Bravo”/ “Charlie” corner and began setting up for aerial operations. Command requested T-7 make an attack on the 5th floor fire apartment. Engine 227 dropped a supply line at T-7 and laid into Engine 302 that was already on the hydrant. While crews were making the connection to the supply line a vehicle drove over 300ft of supply line cutting it. Crews disconnected the damaged sections and established a water supply to T-7. Crews extinguished the fire on both floors and assisted with ventilation. T-7 & E-7 operated on scene for four hours. According to Chapter 37, Section 3708 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code it is illegal to drive over fire hose.