Helmet cam video from the command post
Firefighters from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire’s D Battalion responded to this row house fire 9 minutes into their night shift.
The fire was reported as smoke form the wall in the 3rd floor. The fire was deep seated in the voids of the 3rd floor knee walls and the 3rd floor floor joist space as well as the rear bump out ceiling void space.
The fire followed the voids from those areas up along the rafter bays in the roof to the cocklofts at the peak.
Firefighters brought the 2 alarm fire under control in about an hour but worked for 3 hours to fully extinguish the fire.
Firefighters from the Defense Logistics Agency, Steelton Boro, Swatara Township, Penbrook Boro, Susquehanna Township and the West Shore Bureau of Fire assisted at the scene. Lifeteam EMS and West Shore EMS provided rehab and EMS for the incident.
The fire remains under investigation.