02/17 - Just before 06:00 Sunday morning Kuhl Hose was dispatched to Sampson Rd for a Structure Fire.  When Chief 680 responded county dispatch reported a fire in the cock loft.  The family reported hearing popping sounds, then shortly after the smoke alarm alerted them to the fire.  They called 911 and escaped without injury.


On arrival 680 confirmed a 2 story wood frame single family dwelling, Working Fire.    683 was 1st due and on arrival stretched a line and made an aggressive attack on the fire.  682 arrived and worked with Engine 363 to get a backup line into service.  The fire was contained within a short time but took several hours for overhaul and extinguishment by engine crews from Kuhl Hose, Belle Valley, Waterford, Brookside, Wattsburg and Mckean.  These multiple crews were called due to the bitter cold conditions.  Edinboro 382 held the RIT/Safety assignment.  Water supply was established at the end of the driveway with many water tenders from Kuhl Hose, Wattsburg, Waterford, Perry Hiway and Union City.  Wattsburg Engine set up near the scene at a dry hydrant to supply the tender shuttle.  The fire is under investigation by Kuhl Hose.