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Details from Fire and Film where you will also find photos from the fire:
At 1:50 AM on Sunday, April 2, Northumberland County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment for a dwelling fire at 909 Scott Street in Kulpmont.
First arriving crews fire heavy fire showing from the attic of a single family duplex with close exposures on the B and D sides. A second alarm was struck.
The fire continued to burn and spread to the D exposure as crews worked to contain the blaze. Mount Carmel Truck 2 took the address and flew the aerial to the roof for ventilation. Atlas Engine 21 went to the rear and stretched lines while Shamokin Truck 32 laddered the building.
During the incident, a MAYDAY was called as a firefighter was exiting the C side of the building. EMS and other firefighters ran to the rear to find the firefighter on his knees in the backyard. It was determined there was no one else in danger and the MAYDAY was canceled. EMS evaluated the firefighter in the yard.
While everyone inside the homes got out OK, there was a scary moment when one of the firefighters got trapped. Chief Mike Snyder, from nearby Natalie, crashed through a third-floor stairway and fell down two levels, where firefighters helped him to safety.
Chief Snyder initially declined medical treatment, but Sunday afternoon he went to the hospital to get checked out. He is expected to be OK.