NEWTOWN SQUARE–At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday night, the . responded to a house fire at 125 Mulberry Lane in the Valley View Acres section of Newtown Township.
According to Nathan Glazer, a member of the Newtown Square Fire Co., the fire caused major damage to property. One firefighter was injured at the scene, said Glazer in an email.
In addition to Newtown Square Fire Co., , Rose Tree, Media, Manoa, Edgmont, Radnor, Berwyn, and Gladwyne fire companies all responded to the fire.
According to Glazer, fire companies from Malvern and Goshen provided standby coverage at Newtown Square's fire station and assisted with restoration of equipment. EMS units on scene included , Newtown Township, and Volunteer Medical Service of Lower Merion.
Fire police units from Newtown Square and Broomall controlled traffice movement at the scene and kept onlookers at a safe distance from the fire's location, said Glazer.
Mark Walsh, a member of the Newtown Square Fire Co. and the station's photographer, stated in an email that the "homeowner reported hearing an explosion and evacuated the family from the house."
Upon the arrival of , Murray first reported smoke showing from the two-story single-family dwelling and Newtown Square Fire Deputy Chief Doug Everlof was next on scene and assumed command, said Walsh.
According to Walsh, Newtown Square Engine 41 arrived on scene and secured their own water supply and dropped a 5-inch supply line into the scene (approximately 1,000 ft.). Crews were met with heavy fire conditions on one side of the building.
"Crews were able to get a good knock on the fire and was placed under control just shy of an hour into the job. Crews were on scene for several hours with extensive overhaul. There were a total of four hand lines in service all off of Engine 41," stated Walsh in an email.