C-Shift Squad 14, Squad 13, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (BC Kazmierzak), Southwest Engine 42 and Mishawaka Battalion Chief 1 (BC Woodward) responded to a shed fire at 61644 Elm Road at 1704hrs on Tuesday 5-3-16. Units arrived to find a tractor on fire inside a shed, with the fire extending well into the shed. Units quickly stretched and operated a crosslay on the fire and brought it under control within 5 minutes.
During the late evening hours of Sunday 5-1-16 C-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5 (Lt. Spinsky) as well as Clay Medic 25 responded to a to a single vehicle accident that sent 2 people to the hospital Sunday night as 912 trauma patients.
The accident happened in the 56000 block of Eastvue Drive in Penn Township just before 10:30 p.m.
Police say the injuries involved a few broken bones and they believe alcohol to be a possible factor in the crash.
At approximately 0330hrs on Friday 4-29-16 B-Shift Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion 5 (Calderone), 1402 (Snyder) 1403 (Kazmierzak) along with Clay Engine 25 were dispatched to a vacant residence fire at 10358 Charles St. with SJCPD on scene reporting a working fire.
Units arrived to find the back of a small 1 story residence well involved. Units quickly deployed 3 lines and brought the fire under control within 20 minutes. Mutual aid received was from Clay, Cleveland Twp, SWCFT and Mishawaka Fire. The fire is considered suspicious in nature and is under investigation.
At 1921hrs on Wednesday 4-27-16 Penn Fire Squad 13, Squad 14, Medic 13, Battalion Chief 5 (Kirsits) and 1403 (Kazmierzak) responded to 15358 Whispering Oak Dr. in Penn Twp for a working residence fire.
En route companies were advised of multiple calls and heavy smoke in the area and requested a Box Alarm response. Units arrived to find a 2sty dwelling with heavy fire in the front of the house blowing out several windows and the front door. Units quickly deployed 4 hand lines and brought the fire under control. Initially there was thought to be a missing occupant but an interior attack and searches found that not to be the case. The occupant was later found down the street at a neighbors.
The interior and exterior was heavily damaged and the fire is under investigation. Penn Fire was assisted by Clay, Mishawaka, SWCFT, South Bend Fire Medic 10 and Cleveland Twp. FD. A total of 25 firefighters operated at the scene.