Saturday at 1453, Brush 72 was dispatched to the 1100Blk of Buckhollow Road in Robeson Township to assist Co. 24 (Geigertown) with a 2 acre brush fire. Upon the arrival of Brush 72, command instructed them to assist his units in the left flank of the fire. Brush 72 deployed both booster reels and began assisting with suppression. Command then requested Tanker 72 and Utility 72 for additional water and manpower. Crews deployed additional water lines and began mop up operations. As crews were making a fire line on the left flank, a severe thunderstorm rolled into the area. Crews left their hoselines and tools in the woods and retreated to their apparatus to seek shelter. After a 45 minute wait, the rain, lightening and hail stopped, crews then began to gather their equipment. All 72 units cleared the scene 1700hrs. Great work by all the crews on scene to stop the fire before it got to the home.
Units on scene:
Brush, Tanker and Utility 72