At 1128 on February 7, 2024, Swatara Fire and Rescue Chief 91 radioed Dauphin County Fire to report a working house fire on Main Street in the Oberlin section of the township. Chief 91 reported heavy fire and smoke to the rear of a two-story duplex. Before companies arrived, Chief 91 requested the first alarm and reports of possible entrapment. Engine 91 arrived with four and immediately stretched an attack line via the rear exterior steps making a good knock on the fire and rescuing an occupant. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in about five minutes and truck crews opened up around the roof area to check for any extension to the attic. The fire was placed under control in about 30 minutes. This duplex was the site of a working fire on September 25, 2010, and involved similar circumstances in which entrapment was reported and fire involved the second-floor rear.

– Fire News photos by Jason Coleman-Cobb