At 0936 hours on Saturday October 13, 2012 the Upper Makefield Fire Company was dispatched to 371 Stoneybrook Rd @ the Thorpe Farm for a reported Barn Fire. Upon the arrival of Deputy Chief 71 Randy Berger reported a “Large Barn Well Involved with Several Vehicles also involved”. Deputy 71 gave orders to Engine 71 (Arriving 1st) to go to the west end of the barn closest to the house and go in-service with a master stream to protect the exposures and for Engine 81 to go to the east end of the barn and to do the same. Due to the lack of municipal water in the Twp, Deputy 71 also requested a Tanker Task Force (5 tankers & 2 LDH Engine Co’s) and 2 additional ladder companies for master stream operations. Representative’s from the Bucks County Hazardous Incident Response Team were on-scene for monitoring of air and water run off. The fire was placed under control at 1052 hours but companies were in-service at the scene until approx 1430 hours doing overhaul to completely extinguish all remaining hot spots.
UMFC would like to thank the following companies for helping us during this incident:
Newtown Fire Association, Lingohocken Fire Company, New Hope-Eagle Fire Company, Yardley-Makefield Fire Company, Midway Fire Company, Northampton Township Fire Company, Union Fire Company of Titusville NJ, Hopewell Fire Company NJ, Union Fire Company of Lambertville NJ, Hibernia Fire Company of Lambertville NJ, Stockton Fire Company of NJ, Bucks County HIRT & Trevose Fire Company Canteen Unit
UMFC would also like to thank the following companies that provided covers during the incident:
Rescue 8 (Penndel) and Tanker 66 (Warwick) for covering Upper Makefield Sta 71
Ladder 21 (Langhorne-Middletown) for covering Newtown Station 45
Engine 2 (Southampton) for covering Lingohocken Station 35
Majority of the photos from Brian Wozniak