The volunteer fire companies of Estell Manor, Dorothy Fire and Rescue, and Mays Landing responded to Route 50 in Estell Manor at 0907 on December 31, 2020, for a structure fire. Assistant Chief Ken Badger, Jr., reported smoke showing from a single-family wood frame. Mays Landing Tender 1819 positioned in front of the structure, and led off with a 1-¾ inch line through the door on the A side. When its crew opened the door, fire rolled out. Mays Landing Ladder 1815 laddered the roof. Estell Manor Chief Dan Collins established command, A/C Badger took interior ops and Dorothy Chief Jess Hand exterior. Command requested additional water tenders from Richland and Laureldale with Richland also responding with their cascade truck. Interior crews fought their way in to find the fire on the first floor in the area of a wood burning stove and upon extinguishment, discovered the fire burnt into the basement and the attic. With an extensive overhaul, firefighters confined the fire to the area of origin.
– Fire News photo by Cindy Badger