At 12:08am on Saturday, August 5th, Kennett Fire Company and Longwood Fire Company were dispatched for an appliance fire in the 500 block of W. State Street in Kennett Square Borough. Kennett's Tower 24 made the response along with an Engine from Longwood. While en route to the scene, the responding units were notified that the incident had been upgraded to a building fire.
Tower 24 arrived on the scene as the first unit, requested the Working Fire Dispatch, and assumed the First Due Special Assignment. Longwood's Engine 25-2 arrived and assumed the First Due Engine Assignment. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and placed the incident under control.
Fire Police from Kennett Fire Company, Longwood Fire Company, and Avondale Fire Company provided traffic control in the area.
Crews operated for approximately three hours before clearing the scene.
Thanks to Ed "Scoop" Dougherty for providing some of the photos.