NEW CASTLE —
White said due to a lack of fire hydrants, four portable reservoirs were set up at the site and tanker trucks ferried water from two locations to the scene.
“We also used two attack engines and Shenango’s aerial ladder truck,” he said.
“We’re grateful for the turnout and for the cool-down rehab tents provided by Noga Ambulance. The firefighters could rotate in and out. That was a great help. It saved everyone from heat exhaustion.”
Tuesday afternoon’s temperature hovered near 90 degrees.
White said the call came just after 1 p.m., and firefighters remained at the scene until 10 p.m.
No injuries were reported, he added.
Hickory Township firefighters were called away around 6:15 p.m. when a car sheared off a gas line on Moffatt Road. They returned to the fire scene about 8:30 p.m.
White said he went back yet again yesterday morning and the remains were still smoldering.
“The rain on Tuesday helped quite a bit,” he said.