At 2358hrs SHFD RIT was dispatched as RIT for a working Residential Structure Fire assisting the Pottsville Fire Dept. Command had Engine 732 lay in for a secondary water source and the engine placed 800 feet of 5 inch supply line on the street. Crews were met by heavy fire on arrival and even after a heroric effort the fire claimed the life of six family members. P5 had command and crews were on scene for 2 hours. Engine 732 responded with (8)
The Schuylkill Hose would like to pass along our condolences to the family members of the deceased and to the members of the PFD affected by this immense tragedy.