PO BOX 139, Blandon PA 19510

Scrap Yard Fire

On Saturday 03/23/2024, Engine 12 was dispatched around 0600hrs by Berks County Department of Emergency Services to Royal Green in Ontelaunee Township, assisting Leesport Fire Company on a working scrap yard fire. Engine 37 (Leesport) arrived to find a large 200X200 scrap metal pile well involved with fire. Engines 37 & 66 initiated a defensive attack utilizing master streams. Engine 12 completed a split lay from Engines 37 & 66 to a water supply. With progressing fire conditions, Engine Tanker 12 later responded along with a tanker task force and assisted Engine 12 increasing water volume. Numerous local highways were also shut down for tanker task force operations and dangerous visibility conditions. County representatives were also notified ensuring no involvement of hazardous materials. Crews operated on scene for approximately 4 hours prior to controlling and extinguishing the fire. #blandonfire