BERWYN, PA - After attending the Radnor Township Memorial Day Parade today, the Berwyn Fire Company was dispatched at 12 Noon for a building fire in the 400 block of Lancaster Avenue in Easttown Township.
The crew of Berwyn Engine 2-3 arrived within 4 minutes of dispatch with smoke and fire showing from the roof area of an auto dealership. Due to solar panels on the roof, firefighters had to use extra caution as they prepared to extinguish the flames.
Mutual aid from Radnor and Paoli arrived quickly to establish water supply from nearby fire hydrants.
The building was evacuated due to concerns of collapse in a portion of the building. Once all firefighters were accounted for a safe zone was established. Multiple agencies worked together to bring the fire under control just past 1 p.m.
Lancaster Avenue (Rt. 30) was shut down between Waterloo Road and Midland Avenue during the fire with the help of the Easttown Township Police Department and Tredyffrin Township Police Department.
The Chester County Department of Emergency Services Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m. There were no reported first responder or civilian injuries.
Mutual aid units on scene:
Radnor Fire Company
Paoli Fire Company
Malvern Fire Company
East Whiteland Fire Company
West Chester Borough Fire Department - Goodwill
Newtown Square Fire Company
Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute
Standby companies at Berwyn Fire Company:
Goshen Fire Company - Tower 54
Phoenixville Fire Department - Ladder 65
Minquas Fire Company No. 2 - MICU 46-3
Photos courtesy of Dannon Voight Photography, Luke Rafferty Visuals, and Chesco fire rescue photography.