Raw video of a 2 Alarm Fire in Atlas, PA which also included a tender task force. Â The video was posted byÂ mcfdtvÂ and description is below.
“This fire is considered suspicious at this time.
02:31Â NCCC (Northumberland County Communications Center) dispatched a working structure fire in the area of 100 West Saylor street, Atlas. Upon arrival of MICU 93 the address was corrected to 108 West Saylor.
Due to the advanced stage of the fire along with the property being vacant command decided to set a defensive approach on this incident, which turned out to be the best call as Side â€œCâ€ collapsed shortly after arrival. Several additional structures suffered heat damage due to the intensity of the flames.
449 PPL customers lost power due to this incident after fire burned through power lines and a transformer exploded
This property was owned by Thea Tafner, the former ambulance director at American Hose in Mount Carmel who pleaded guilty to embezzling $3.7 million in Medicare payments and served approximately 26 months in federal prison. Thea also was ordered to pay back $1.8 million.
This video will also be uploaded with the thermal curtain revealed so you will see only the heat not the smoke.”