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BLS Calls 2,809
Fire Calls 571
BLS Calls 4,351
Fire Calls 995
Fire Drills 7
Fire Prevention 40
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Public Displays 26
Attendance 6,989
Child Seat Installation 164
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          590

Dryer Fire in Business

Calls to the 911 center started coming in around 3:40 pm to report a building fire at 777 Wayne Avenue, Washed Up Laundromat. The assignment was quickly filled sending CFD and surrounding units to the scene. Initial reports were that a dryer was on fire within the building and callers were stating smoke was coming from the front of the building. Engine 1-4 and Chief 1 (Command) arrived to find smoke showing from the front door as well as roof vent. Engine 1-1's crew and Assistant Chief 1 deployed a line off of Engine 1-4 and found a fire in the dryer with extension to the rear of the dryer into a maintenance area. The fire was quickly extinguished and command reduced the assignment to Chambersburg Fire Department and Franklin Fire Department units. After some minor overhaul and smoke removal the scene was turned over to the property owner. All crews cleared in under an hour.