SKID LOADER FIRE ON MAHANTANGO MOUNTAIN

     

Friday, September 2, 2016 14:14 Company 20 was dispatched for a reported skid loader on fire off of Paxton Drive in the area of Loop Road. Units arrived and met the caller who stated the loader was burning and was up the mountain. A column of smoke was observed and Chief 20 requested Attack 26 with the Gator and additional brush units. Lieutenant 20 (Grimm) was assigned to stage units on Paxton Drive. Attack 20 proceeded up a logging trail towards the top of the mountain and arrived at 14:43 with a fully involved skid loader with minimal extension into the woods. Crews from the Attack used water sparingly to contain the fire to the skid loader. A 20LB Dry Chemical extinguisher was used to attempt to knock down the fire. Chief 20 requested staging send the Gator loaded with available Dry Chem extinguishers and Brush 62 up to the fire. Crews coordinated attacking the fire with dry chems and extinguished the fire with 3-20LB Dry Chems and 500 Gallons of water. Command : Chief 20 (Snyder)
Units : Attack 20, 26; Engine 20; Tanker 20; Brush 29, 62 and 64