On January 14, 2024, Hegins, Sacramento, Minersville, Pitman, Lavelle, Gordon, Tremont and Engelwood were dispatched to a reported shed fire in the 200 block of Hill Road in Barry Township. Hegins Chief 13 was advised by county of a 16- x 8-foot shed on fire with flames 20 feet high along with exposure to nearby structures. Chief 13 arrived and confirmed the shed fire and a brush fire starting to spread to the east. Units began arriving and lines were put into service. Crews split tasks of fire suppression as others worked from the opposite side on exposure protection as well as suppression. Crews were able to make quick work knocking down flames as additional units arrived and sent manpower forward with tankers staging to supply engines. Responding crews encountered icy spots on Deep Creek Road and subsequently any water that fell onto the roadway at the scene from apparatus iced over. Crews were able to begin clearing and returned to warmth as temperatures hovered around the upper teens to low 20s.

– Fire News photo by Seth Lasko