Firefighters with the West Penn Fire Company No. 1 were starting their weekly training session (which happens to be brush fire training) when they were dispatched to Lumber Lane around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Penn for a brush fire. The fire, located atop a hill, was quickly contained by firefighters. West Penn Police also responded. On a related note, Schuylkill County commissioners enacted a temporary outdoor burn ban throughout the county will remain in place until noon on Sunday, May 5. Pictured is West Penn firefighter Ed Boerner extinguishing the last of the fire.
Brush fire in West Penn
Wednesday, April 10, 2013