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Cannon Run Dwelling Fire
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By Assistant Chief Matthew Curll
January 7, 2024

Last night shortly after 9:30 PM, Upper Merion Twp Fire and EMS, along with units from Bridgeport and Norristown Fire Departments were dispatched to the 600 Blk of Crossfield Rd. In the Cannon Run neighborhood for smoke coming from a dwelling. FM56-1 (Daywalt) arrived to confirm smoke showing from the roof on all sides. DC56-3 (Recupido) arrived and assumed command. Engine 56-1 (King of Prussia Vol. Fire Co.) was first arriving, established a water supply and stretched an attack line.

Squirt, Rescue 56-3 and Traffic 56 responded from Swedesburg. Upon their arrival, Squirt 56 established a second water supply and stretched a third attack line into the dwelling. The crew of Squirt 56 also conducted searches of the structure. Rescue 56-3 arrived and set up for cascade duties, refilling approximately 20 SCBA cylinders. Traffic 56 assisted with traffic and crowd control around the scene. In total, 14 members responded from Swedesburg. Swedesburg units were clear of the scene by midnight.

We would like to thank our Mutual Partners that assisted us on scene or stood by to cover the Township last night;

Bridgeport Fire Department
Norristown Fire Department
Lower Providence Fire Department
UPT Fire & Emergency Services
Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company
Radnor Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company

Station Coverage:
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co.
Paoli Fire Company
Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2

This was the fourth call of the day for members. The day had started with a Fire Alarm in King Manor, followed by a vehicle into a tree in Valley Forge Park, and then a vehicle accident on the Turnpike, with one vehicle off the roadway down an embankment.

Units: SQ56, R56-3, TR56, DC56-3
 

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