Box Alarm Fire

Shortly after lunchtime, a box alarm was dispatched for Washington Twp Fire Companies for a Structure Fire. Long Valley Chief 1 followed by Long Valley Chief 2 were first to arrive on scene. They advised all responding units that smoke was showing and that there were active sprinkler heads in the building. Long Valley Engine 1-1 was the first apparatus to arrive and stretched an inch-and-3/4 line into the building. Crews found the fire to be extinguished by the sprinkler heads in the kitchen area before the fire could really take off. The cause of the fire was due to grease from cooking. Schooleys Mountain Quint 3-9, Long Valley Cascade 1-3, Fairmount Engine 2-1 and Tender 2-7, along with EMS units also assisted at the scene.