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130 N Second St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-5872 Tel
717-261-3296 Fax

Current Statistics

BLS Calls 3,298
Fire Calls 1030 
BLS Calls 4,600
Fire Calls 880
Fire Drills 2
Fire Prevention 22
Firehouse Tours 0
Public Displays 13
Attendance 1,625
Child Seat Installation 69
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          311

Reported Explosion

Company 1 units and mutual aid were alerted to the 600 block of Hollywell Ave for a reported explosion. Enroute, Communications advised of a reported explosion in the basement and were unsure what happened. Engine 1-2 and Asst Chief 1 arrived on scene with normal conditions from the residence and appeared to be evacuated. Initial reports were a water line burst and crews entered the basement to confirm. Incoming units were staged for a short time before Command held Engine 1-2, Tower 1 and Ambulance 1-8. Crews confirmed a valve for a hot water line burst, securing the water to the residence. Units operated for about 20 minutes before clearing the scene.