House Fire in Newtown Leaves One Firefighter Injured

One firefighter was injured at a fire that occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 23 at 125 Mulberry Lane in Newtown Square.

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.

Tim C July 30, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I think it is natural for someone to smile in a picture no matter the situation. As a child you were always told to smile. This is a very dangerous situation which these men and women left a nice cool house to go out and help a complete stranger on a hot and humid night. Michelle there are numerous organizations that are completely volunteer why don't you use your spare time helping your community, instead of talking down on these brave men and women who would not think twice to help you. Just my 2cents.
Michele M July 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I disagree !!! And that's my opinion! Upper Darby Life Center heard I of it? Yes I volunteer there!
Michele M July 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Let's just pray for the family and be grateful everyone got out safe including the fight fighters .
DR July 31, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Michele, respectfully, you are fraudulently identifying signs of joy with signs of achievement. These men and women that Tim C notes earlier in this thread train ad nauseam for the fleeting moments to save a life or preserve property. Although I commend you for your selfless service at the life center unless you have been inside a fire not knowing what is going on outside, what material is burning, if there are holes in the floor, etc. you really cant levy any judgments of what those guys were feeling upon getting out unscathed. I can assure you however, that the home owners were quite pleased with all the fire departments involved. I spoke to them the following morning and due to the action of the fire dept they were able to save a tremendous amount of irreplaceable personal items (pictures, heirlooms, etc) We get called out to someone's tragedy and we do our best every time to mitigate that event for them so if we are effective (fire goes out, individual removed from a car recovers) its the sense of pride and achievement you'll see in the camera lens. Either way, I hope I ve shed some light into a fireman's mindset. I know you ve taken a lot of heat on this thread but hey no more then my brothers took in that house fire last Monday....
Brian J. Vadino September 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Thank you so very much to all of the very courageous, dedicated and selfless fire fighters, police officers and EMS units from Newtown Square, and the many other surrounding local communities, for responding to the recent fire at our home. Words cannot even begin to express the level of appreciation and respect that we have for all of you as you selflessly put yourselves at risk, both day and night, for the safety and well being of others. You have all been and continue to be so very supportive of us as we recover from our fire. We are so very proud of each and every one of you, and are thankful to God that no one was too seriously hurt. We would also like to thank all of your families who so gracioulsy allow you to give of your time, talents and selves to others. You truely are our heros. May God watch over and protect you, and please be safe out there.


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