Crews from multiple fire stations across the county were out this weekend to battle fires in multiple areas.
Saturday afternoon around 1 p.m. crews responded to a fire in Everett Borough at 143 E. First Street.
Everett Volunteer Fire Company Deputy Chief Chuck Stone said that when crews arrived the “whole second division was off.” He said the fire had blown out the windows and was coming out of the windows and going up over the roof area.
“We laid a 5-inch line from the hydrant and attacked it with multiple inch and three-quarter lines and got a pretty quick knockdown but then there was just a tremendous amount of overhaul,” Stone said.
According to Stone, one female in the home suffered burns but he was not sure how badly. The family had taken her to the ambulance before the fire company arrived. Raystown Ambulance Services informed the fire company, Stone said, that she was transported by helicopter to the burn center at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Crews battled the fire until about 5 p.m., finally foaming down the structure to ensure there would not be a rekindle.
According to Stone, Windber, Bedford, Southern Cove, Breezewood and Saxton Volunteer Fire Companies assisted Everett and Raystown on the call.
Just as other companies were finishing up on the call, Saxton Volunteer Fire Company got called to a cabin fire off of Pine Ridge Road and Weaver Falls Road in Hopewell Township at 2:46 p.m.
Chief Mark Taylor arrived with command reporting a working fire on a single story log cabin with all occupants out safely, according to the company’s Facebook page.
Six Mile Run and Saxton had to make a steep climb up the ridge with both crews going to work on an offensive attack and achieving a quick knockdown on the fire, the Facebook post said.
The fire company said extinguishment and overhaul operations were completed “in short order.”
Crews from Huntingdon, Blair, Six Mile Run and Everett Volunteer Fire Companies as well as Saxton ambulance assisted on the call.
Companies remained on the scene until after 9 p.m.
According to County Dispatch, the state police fire marshal was called for both the fire in Everett and the fire in Hopewell Township.
Also on Saturday, the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company and the Hyndman Area rescue squad responded to 123 Locust Street in the Borough for a flue fire at 11:30 a.m. with crews clearing the scene at 1:47 p.m.