Lawrence Township

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Working Camp Fire


On October 24th, Company 5 was alerted to assist Glen Richey Fire Department with a reported camp on fire near Creek Road in Boggs Township. As units began to arrive, it was found that the fire was actually off of the Old Erie Pike in Lawrence Township.and that the road to the camp was completely inaccessible to fire engines. Chief 7 took command and requested several brush trucks and brush tankers to the scene. Engine 5 and Squad 5 had responded to which Squad 5 arrived on scene and was able to make access to the camp that was approximately half a mile in the woods. As other  units arrived, crews from a variety of companies worked to extinguish the well involved fire. Units operated on scene for approximately 2 hours before clearing. The cause of the fire is under investigation.