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Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 380
Fire Calls 58
BLS Calls 4,351
Fire Calls 995
Fire Drills 7
Fire Prevention 40
Firehouse Tours 15
Public Displays 26
Attendance 6,989
Child Seat Installation 164
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          590

Battery Pack Ignites Fire

A box alarm for a house fire at 309 Cosell Drive was sounded just before 5:00 p.m. While responding, dispatch advised that there was a battery pack that had exploded and is now on fire. Assistant Chief 49 was the first to arrive and found a single-family residence with a moderate smoke condition inside. Company 1 arrived (Command 1- Assistant Chief Myers) and found the fire to be out. After removing the battery pack, which was a supplemental battery supply for a cell phone that was plugged into an outlet to charge, crews checked for extension and ventilated the residence. The alarm was quickly downgraded by command. Crews remained on scene for around 30 minutes.