At 2:01am on Monday morning, the West Grove Fire Company and six other fire companies were dispatched for a fire in Penn Township, Chester County that turned into an all out battle over four hours.
The call was originally dispatched as a possible fire in a garage at Baltimore Pike just west of Route 796 in Jennversville. The Chester County 911 Center reported to WGFC Chief Chambers that there were ... (Full Story & Photos)
Three ladder trucks are deployed as six area fire companies assist West Grove at a structure fire in Jennersville, Penn Township. Assisting WGFC were fire companies from Avondale, Kennett, Longwood, Cochranville, Oxford and Christiana (Lancaster).
WGFC firefighters apply foam as a final step after battling a smoky brush and trash fire on State Road in New London. Smoke could be seen as far away as West Grove and Landenberg.
Warm temperatures and breezy dry conditions helped fuel a fire along State Road in New London Township on Sunday afternoon.
The 911 Center in Chester County received calls of a fire in the woods along State Road between Creek and Thunder Hill Roads just after 2pm. A large column of dense black smoke was seen rising west of New London, visible from West Grove and Landenberg, as the house siren began ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire crews from the West Grove Fire Company, assisted by three area fire companies, prevented the spread of well-involved garage fire from extending into the rest of the home, in an incident around midnight in New London Township.
Residents of a home on Owenwood Drive in the Ashleigh Greene development smelled smoke from the garage. The smart-thinking homeowner determined an active fire in his ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crews from the WGFC made a fast attack on this garage fire in New London Township, assisted by three area fire companies.
At 7:15am this morning the Company was dispatched to an accident in the 400 block of Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township. Chief Chambers arrived to find an overturned commercial vehicle that was hauling mushroom soil. EMS crews confirmed there were no injuries and the firefighters secured the vehicle from any potential hazards. Fire police were requested to assist the tow company as up righting ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 9:40 PM the WGFC was alerted to an auto accident in the 200 block of Parsons Road in London Britain Township. Ambulance 221, Engine 22-2, Rescue 22, and Engine 22-3 responded respectively. Arriving units reported a vehicle over the embankment overturned in a creek. Fortunately the operator of the vehicle was able to self-extricate from the Jeep. EMS personnel assessed the victim for injury and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Congratulations to the Avon Grove High School Girls Swimming & Diving Team on clinching the PIAA State Championship! It has been 40 years since Avon Grove High School has produced a state championship team. The girls of the AGHS Swim Team competed for the State Championship on March 18 & 19 but a snow storm delayed the diving portion of the competition. So, while their lead from the first day of swimming ... (Full Story & Photos)
One of the basic duties of fire service members is to perform some sort of forcible entry to gain access to a residence or commercial structure in the event of an emergency. This task can be very easy or very difficult based on the level of security of the entry point. Monday evenings training session utilized a door prop which simulates multiple door swings and difficulty levels to overcome. Common ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC was alerted at 7:26 PM for a vehicle fire with exposures on Lewisville Rd. in New London Township. Rescue 22 was first to arrive reporting a vehicle with the rear and passenger compartment fully involved and an exposure problem to a small corn crib and the dwelling. Rescue 22's crew stretched a hand line and established command. The fire was quickly brought under control which mitigated the ... (Full Story & Photos)