From the Office of the Fire Chief,
On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:15 PM, Fire Department Mount Joy and neighboring agencies were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 600 block of Union School Road, East Donegal Township. The address was later confirmed to be in Mount Joy Borough. Units arrived to find a well-advanced fire consuming the attached garage of the home and extending into the structure.
During the course of interior firefighting operations, it was determined that portions of the structure were in danger of collapse and all personnel were evacuated from the building. In the process of exiting the structure, one firefighter from Fire Department Mount Joy sustained burn injuries and was transported to Lancaster General Hospital. The firefighter was then transferred to Chester-Crozier burn center in Chester, Pennsylvania for continuing treatment.
All occupants of the home were able to exit safely and were uninjured by the fire. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall's office is investigating the cause of the incident and the structure is estimated to be a complete loss. Our thoughts are with the family during this challenging time.
We thank the various neighboring emergency services agencies who assisted at the scene: Maytown/East Donegal Fire Department, Marietta Fire Company, Rheems Fire Department, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Mastersonville Fire Company, Columbia Borough Fire Department, Hempfield Fire Department, Mountville Fire Company, Wrightsville Fire Company, Northwest EMS, Susquehanna Valley EMS, Mount Joy Borough Police, and Susquehanna Regional Police. West Hempfield Fire Rescue and East Petersburg Fire Company transferred units to cover the Mount Joy area for the duration of the fire and were a tremendous help returning all equipment to service. In addition, we are very grateful for the offering of further assistance to our organization and the family of our injured firefighter by various organizations and members of the community. We continue to thank our community for their tremendous support.
Fire Department Mount Joy