Dump Truck Fire
By Captain Brandon Cole
October 16, 2023

At 1319 hours, The Avondale Fire Company was alerted for a reported dump truck on fire in the 700 block of Newark Road. Captain 23 arrived at 1320 hours to find the engine compartment of the dump truck on fire and setup the “Avondale Command.” Engine 23-2 arrived at 1323 hours and deployed a handline to begin knocking out the fire. Tanker 23 arrived supplying Engine 23-2 with additional water. Avondale Fire Police closed Newark Road at Starr Road and Gap Newport Pike while the incident was brought under control. Engine 23-1 and Utility 23 assisted with manpower on scene.

The fire was placed under control at 1327 hours.

Units: Engine 1 & 2, Tanker, Utility, Ambulance A, Deputy, Captain, Avondale Fire Police
Mutual Aid: Southern Chester County Regional Police, Chester County Fire Marshals, New Garden Fire Marshal