Quick response curbs fire damage in Elysburg
ELYSBURG - Quick response by Ralpho police and Elysburg firefighters averted major damage Friday morning when fire erupted in a pickup truck inside a garage at 14 Pine Ave.
Upon arrival, firefighters assisted John Miller, the property owner, to push a 1996 Dodge Dakota from an attached garage, preventing flames from spreading to the remainder of the dwelling. Firefighters used chemical and water supplies to douse the flames.
Miller said he was having trouble finding a short circuit in the pickup's electrical system and was working on the problem inside the garage when flames suddenly erupted in the area of the gas tank. He used water from a garden hose to contain the fire that had already spread to an overhead door and door frame causing some damage. He called 911 for assistance and within minutes, Elysburg firefighters were on the scene.
Additional alerts went out for Overlook and Stonington units, but they were turned back to their stations after flames were contained.