At 0330 on December 28, 2023, the West Hanover Fire Department and surrounding mutual aid companies were dispatched to Moyer Road in the Piketown section of the township for a house fire. Engine 36-1 arrived to a two-story farmhouse with fire throughout the first floor. Due to no hydrants in the area, additional tankers were added. Engine 34 established a fill site at Central Dauphin High School. Due to the heavy fire conditions, companies primarily applied water from the outside with limited entry in the rear. Multiple lines were stretched and operated. Crews operated for about 2-1/2 hours before companies started to be released. Searches were negative and the fire displaced two adults and two children.

– Fire News photo by Jason Coleman-Cobb