“08:24Â Hrs. NCCC (Northumberland County Communications Center) dispatched a working structure fire at 242 South Beech Street, Mount Carmel. Prior to units arriving Borough PD confirmed this was a working structure fire in a row type structure that would eventually consume 6 homes (238 â€“ 248).Â Â
Captain 1 assumed command upon arrival and quickly upgraded the box to 2nd then 3rd alarm status bringing in units from neighboring county. (Schuylkill County)Â
The fire was brought under control in approximately 90 minutes with no injuries.
08:24Â hrs. 1st Alarm Dispatch: ENG1, 2, 3, Truck, Rescue 5, Fire Police 6
08:29Â hrs. 2nd Alarm Dispatched Dispatch: Truck 32, Atlas Engine 21, Shamokin Engine 111, Ambulance 926, Shamokin Engine 21, Rescue 62
08:39Â hrs. 3rd Alarm Dispatched: Schuylkill County Engine 369 (R.I.T.) Engine 38-10, Truck 38-25 Utility 21, 221
After the fire Mayor Cimino declared an emergency authorizing the demolition of 240 and 242 as a means to eliminate a safety hazard.
**244 South Beech was condemned 2 years ago after a meth lab was discovered.”