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Video: Multi-alarm fire with mayday in Ashland, Pennsylvania

Second major fire in Ashland in a month

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The second multi-alarm fire in a little more than a month wiped out a sandwich shop and multiple homes early today (Sunday) in Ashland, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County). We have video and pictures from JC Kriesher of Fire & Film (above) and Tony Bendele (below).

You can read JC’s account of the fire, here, which includes a mayday called after a firefighter fell through the floor. You can also find video and details of the February 22 fire in Ashland, here.

Smoke was still pouring from the middle of the row when a MAYDAY was transmitted. A firefighter fell through the floor and was suspended in the air. The firefighter was quickly able to make it to safety and the MAYDAY was cancelled. Another firefighter also fell through a floor and suffered a minor injury.

During the firefight, the temperature was in the 20’s creating ice all over the scene. A firefighter on the “C” side slipped on the ice and suffered an injury requiring transport to the hospital.

Bystanders also stated that at least one civilian was taken away by ambulance.

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