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A Pair of Fires for B-Shift 3/3/2016 (PHOTOS)
Updated On: Mar 19, 2016

On March 3, 2016 at 10:22 am a fire was reported at 336 S. Irving Ave.  Engine Co. 2, Engine Co. 4, Rescue Co. 1, Truck Co. 2 and Car 21 were dispatched.  First companies that arrived would find a single family home fully engulfed by fire, Car 21 activated the SRN which added Engine Co. 10 and Engine Co. 7 to the incident.  A second alarm was quickly struck by the assistant chief which sent Engine Co. 8, Car 30(Mobile Air), Car 26(Deputy Chief), Car 22(Administrative Captain), Car 5(Superintendent), and the Fire Inspectors to the scene.  Off duty C- shift firefighters were recalled to staff spare apparatus to protect the city for the duration of this fire.  Crews on scene would spend the rest of the morning and the early afternoon attacking the fire and wetting down any hot spots left.  The incident was closed by 4:17 pm. 

B-Shift had a few hours to rest before the second fire occurred.  At 8:22 pm a fire was reported at 406 Cedar Ave.  Engine Co. 4, Engine Co. 2, Rescue Co. 1, Truck Co. 2 and Car 21 were dispatched.  First arriving companies found a two story structure with flames shooting from the rear of the building.  Car 21 activated the SRN which added Engine Co. 10 and Engine Co. 7 to the scene along with a Fire Inspector.  All companies would be clear from this call by 10:41 pm.

The Officer in Charge was Assistant Chief  J. Floryshak

(Photos by Bill Boock)

336 S. Irving Ave.

406 Cedar Ave.


Scranton Firefighters IAFF Local # 60
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