SKIPPACK PA – The value of closing doors to individuals rooms within a structure to help contain the spread of fire was demonstrated Friday (Dec. 8, 2017) at 4:38 p.m. as crews from the Skippack, Perkiomen, Collegeville, Lower Providence, and Worcester fire companies, and from Skippack Emergency Medical Services, responded to a house fire (above) in the 700 block of Daniel Drive.
The Skippack company, on its Facebook page, reported the home owner closed the door as she exited a residential office where the fire was located. “Damage was limited” in the building, the company said, because the door was shut. The containing action also helped firefighters quickly knock down the blaze, it added. The company had earlier featured an article about the practice of closing doors.
Responders began arriving at the working fire scene with only three minutes, Skippack indicated. Those first on site began extinguishing the fire, and also checked to see if it had extended elsewhere. The fire was declared under control by 4:58 p.m., and all units had left the scene by 5:33 p.m., according to its post.
While the Skippack company was occupied, colleagues from the Harleysville Fire Company covered its station. The Harleysville crew was subsequently called to an automatic fire alarm call on Fort Bevon Road.
Top photo from Google Images
Fire scene photo from the Perkiomen Township Fire Company via Facebook