Fire destroys West Rockhill building
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Three work trucks, a pickup for personal use and a forklift were among the things in the building, he said.
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“It was a very long road back to the garage and there’s no hydrants in that area,” Brennan said. “They had to use a tanker shuttle.”
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“It was under control in 45 minutes or an hour and then we just had hot spots we had to go in and knock down and apply water to,” Brennan said.
FLUHfiJKWHUV UHPDLQHG RQ the scene until about 8:30 or 9 p.m., he said.
FLUHfiJKWHUV IURP WKH 7HOford, Souderton, Perkasie, Harleysville, Hilltown, Trumbauersville, Milford, Quakertown, Silverdale, Richlandtown, Dublin, Haycock, Green Lane, Pennsburg and North Penn departments reportedly assisted in battling the blaze.