Occupants Trapped in Wellsville Apartment Fire at 22 West State Street
At 2:19 PM on Saturday, Wellsville & Andover have been dispatched to a structure fire in the apartments behind the Kwik Fill. Smoke & fire showing. Trapped occupants jumping from building.
Allentown & Scio dispatched.
One occupant is being transported to hospital. One occupant is still entrapped.
UPDATE: After an aggressive search by Wellsville and Allentown units no other occupants were located.
Allentown Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
Around 14:30 AVFC units were dispatched with an engine and manpower to the scene of a working building fire in a combination business/apartment building. Allentown crews were directed to assist with primary searches of division 2 by entering the D side stairwell.
It was reported that 1 resident jumped out of the 2nd story window to avoid the fire and 1 was potentially still inside. After an aggressive search by Wellsville and Allentown units no other occupants were located. Crews immediately switched to fire attack and control.
Given the obstacles and conditions crews made excellent work to preserve as much as possible. The occupant who was injured was treated and transported by Wellsville Ambulance to Jones memorial hospital.
9 Allentown members responded to the scene.
Great work to Wellsville on their professional and quick response! Thank you to Bolivar for providing an engine and crew to cover our district.
Allentown units returned to service shortly before 20:00