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November 2022

November 21, 2022 

Vehicle Accident with one overturned on Lincoln Hwy

At 1:00pm on Monday afternoon, Police and EMS were dispatched to the area of the Del Toyota in the 2000 block of Lincoln Hwy (Caln Township) for an auto accident with one vehicle overturned. Minquas EMS arrived within seconds and confirmed one vehicle on it's roof with all occupants out. EMS requested the fire department to the scene due to a large amount of fluids and debris in the roadway. 

Fire Police also responded and shutdown both sides of the roadway between James Buchanan and Barley Sheaf. 

Witnesses on scene stated that the driver of the car carrier was in the White SUV preparing to load it onto the car carrier when the Red Jeep struck the back left of the white vehicle and then hit the car carrier and flipped over. 

One subject was in the Jeep and was able to self extricate and was transported to a local hospital by EMS. Crews were on scene for approx. 30 minutes before clearing. 

November 21, 2022

Pedestrian Struck on 322 in Caln Township 

Police and EMS were dispatched to 322 in the area of the 30 bypass at 12:15pm for a pedestrian struck. Units arrived to find the accident on 322 between Edges Mill & Bypass with one subject in the roadway. EMS from Westwood cared for the patient and transported them to a local trauma center with serious injuries.

The subject that was struck was apparently working on a truck that was painting lines on the roadway when they somehow well off and were hit by the truck.

November 19, 2022

Reported House Fire in Caln Township 

At 10:46pm the box alarm was dispatched to the 600 block of E Morgan Drive in Caln Township for a reported house fire. The initial report was of something smoldering under the threshold of the rear door. 

Chief 38 arrived on location first and had nothing showing from the exterior. Engine 76 arrived next and when crews entered the residence they found a slight smoke condition. Ladder 41 and Engine 49-5 arrived next and also went inside to assist the crew from 76. Crews found that the homeowner had accidently dropped a cigarette and it went into a crack at the bottom of the door causing it to start to smolder. 

At that point the assignment was held to Engine 76, Ladder 41 and Engine 38. Crews opened up around the door and cleared the residence of smoke before clearing a few moments later. 

November 15, 2022

Working House Fire in East Fallowfield

At 4:46pm the box alarm was dispatched to the unit block of Wilmington Rd in East Fallowfield for a house fire. Chief 44 arrived within seconds and reported a working fire with heavy fire from the front of the residence.

Engine 44-5 arrived and stretched an 1 3/4 handline to the front and additional crews stretched another line and worked on primary searches.

All occupants were able to get out of the residence unharmed. Crews were on scene for approx. 2 hours before clearing.

November 15, 2022

Two Vehicle Accident on Route 322 in West Brandywine

At 11:44am the East Brandywine Fire Company along with West Brandywine Police and Westwood EMS were dispatched to Route 322 & Summers Ln for an auto accident.

Units arrived on scene with two vehicles involved and no injuries. There was a decent amount of debris in the roadway however. Crews from Rescue 49 and Ladder 49 swept up the roadway while Utility and QRS 49 closed the WB side of 322.

Crews cleared a short time later.

November 15, 2022

Struck Propane Line in East Brandywine

On Tuesday morning just after 10am the East Brandywine Fire Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Dawson Place in East Brandywine for an outside gas leak. Crews were notified that a company on site that was digging struck the line and it was actively leaking.

Engine 49-2 responded and upon arrival laid a supply line to the scene and stretched a precautionary 1 3/4 handline as well. Engine 49-5 also made the response as well as Engine 46 from Minquas.

Deputy 49 had Command of the scene. Luckily the gas line was able to be shut off within a few minutes and crews were able to clear within approximately 30 minutes.

November 11, 2022

Smoke in the Building at Wawa

On Friday night at 5:07pm the Commercial Box Alarm was dispatched to 105 Reeceville Rd (Caln Township) at the Wawa. Station 38 (Thorndale), 76 (VAFD), 49 (East Brandywine), 41 (Coatesville), 35 (Wagontown), 44 (Westwood) and 47 (Lionville) were due on the assignment. Initial reports were of smoke in the building and fire alarm sounding after the power went out and back on again. Crews arrived with nothing showing from the exterior. Ladder 41's crew set up and went to the roof and found an issue with the rooftop HVAC unit which was secured and units were clear a short time later. There was no fire just a burnt up unit.

November 11,2022

Vehicle Flipped Over on 30 Bypass

Caln - 278.4 Rt 30 WB between 113 & 322 - Vehicle Accident - One vehicle went up embankment and flipped over. Blocking the right lane. Fire/EMS and PD enroute. Use caution in the area.

2:10pm - Units closing the bypass westbound at Wallace Ave

3:00pm - Roadway is now open

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November 10, 2022

HazMat Incident in Atglen

Just before 9pm on Thursday evening, a liquid nitrogen truck and two vehicles collided at the intersection of Gap Newport Pike & Lower Valley Rd causing the liquid nitrogen truck to flip on it's side and rupturing the tank allowing the liquid nitrogen to flow out onto the ground and into the air.

Fire Departments from Chester County and Lancaster County responded and immediately began to close the area directly around the incident and checked on any injured subjects from the accident. Thankfully there were no serious injuries and all occupants were able to get out of their vehicles.

The Chester County HazMat team was on the scene as well and began to mitigate the situation the best they could. The company that owned the truck was able to get another one on scene to pump out the remaining liquid nitrogen but it was found that the truck was now already empty.

At that point Null's Towing utilized two heavy duty wreckers and their extensive knowledge to get the vehicle flipped back onto it's wheels and removed from the scene.

Crews were on scene for several hours and the roadway was re-opened in the early morning hours.

All Photos from Nulls Towing

November 10, 2022

Serious Accident on 30 Bypass

On Thursday afternoon the Westwood Fire Company was dispatched to the route 30 bypass at mile marker 272.0 eastbound for an auto accident. A Penndot roving maintenance crew was working on the highway at the overpass for Route 82 when a Penske Truck and a School bus struck each other. The accident caused at least one of those vehicles to then strike a Penndot truck that then hit several Penndot workers that were standing on the roadway at the time. 

EMS from Westwood arrived and immediately requested multiple ambulances to the scene. Rescue 44 from Westwood arrived and took command of the incident and requested the entire eastbound side of the Bypass be closed between Route 10 and 82. Multiple Fire Police units were dispatched to facilitate that request.

While on scene two other minor accidents occurred in the same area. Multiple patients were transported by EMS and the highway was closed for over an hour while crews cleaned up the roadway and removed the vehicles.

The bypass reopened to traffic on the eastbound side at 3:44pm

November 9, 2022

Appliance Fire in West Brandywine

West Brandywine - 2700 block Manor Rd - Appliance - East Brandywine units on scene with reported smoke in the basement, possibly a basement fire. Engine 49-2 arrived and stretched a precautionary line to the front door. Upon entry crews did have smoke in the basement. After a thorough investigation it was determined that part of the heating unit had burnt up and was smoking. Crews shut the unit off and are currently clearing the home of smoke.

November 8, 2022

Small Basement Fire in  East Fallowfield

East Fallowfield - 2100blk of Strasburg Rd - House Fire - Crews were on scene with what was originally an electrical odor in the basement and found an active fire in basement. Fire was placed under control and held to Modena and Westwood units

November 8, 2022

Working Fire at Bakery Feeds in Honey Brook

97 Westbrooke Dr - Working Fire - Deputy 33 on scene with fire through the roof. Crews on scene with lines in service. Fire originally started in a dryer and went up into the roof. Crews were on scene for approx. 2 hours before clearing. No injuries reported.

Photo by Chesco Fire Rescue Photography

November 7, 2022

Accident with Confinement in Caln Township 

At 6:38pm on Monday evening, Ambulance 141 was dispatched to the intersection of N Bailey Rd & GO Carlson Blvd for an auto accident. Upon arrival PD and EMS found one vehicle at the intersection with the second vehicle being approx. 75 yds further back on GO Carlson between N Bailey and James Buchanan. 

Chief 38 requested Fire Police from Station 38 to shut down N Bailey and GO Carlson around the scene. While EMS was assessing the patient in the one vehicle it was determined they would need to pop the door on the driver side to safely remove the patient. 

Engine 38 and Ladder 41 from Coatesville were added to the assignment at that time. Before the arrival of the fire apparatus, Chief 38 was able to open the door utilizing hand tools and freed the driver who was not injured. The driver of the second vehicle was also uninjured. 

Millers Towing was on location and towed both vehicles. The roadway was re-opened again at 7:40pm 

November 7, 2022

Water Main Break in Parkesburg

Another water main break has occurred in Parkesburg, this time in the 400 block of W First Ave in the area of El Limon Restaurant. PA American Water is working to resolve the issue. 

November 7, 2022

Penndot Maintenance in Downingtown

PennDOT will be performing boring work on Brandywine Avenue (in the vicinity of the underpass/Boot Rd) the night of Wednesday, November 9th (8PM to 6AM) , weather permitting, otherwise they will complete the night work on November 10th. This work needs to be performed at night to avoid significant impacts to traffic. Please note that they will also have two days of daytime work. The date of these borings is still to be determined based on the drillers schedule but will either be before or after November 9th. Please use caution in the area.



I am doing a PRE-SALE again on shirts. This time I will have T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, Hoodies and Zip-Up Hoodies available in both gray (with black letters) and black (with white letters). To place an order you MUST email me at sales@irisheyezphotography.com I will not be accepting orders any other way. Now here is the really good part.

As you may have noticed lately I have been working closely with Coffee Cup Restaurant and helping them get the word out about their Veterans Vouchers and Donations for Veterans. The response has been nothing short of amazing so we have decided to do something to show our thanks. So for ANYONE who purchases one of my shirts you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win the following -

A Free IrishEyez T-Shirt & $25 Gift Certificate to Coffee Cup Restaurant in Downingtown.

3 Winners will be chosen

Orders are due no later than November 20th and a winner will be announced for the raffle on November 23rd at 7pm **If you purchased a shirt in the last sale you are also entered into this raffle**

Coffee Cup Restaurant Collecting Donations for Local Veterans


Coffee Cup Restaurant is collecting the below items for the VA Hospital. They will also be going a Thanksgiving AND Christmas dinner for 70 veterans at the VA. So they will also be taking donations of stovetop stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and green beans.

If you can’t make it to the restaurant to donate please contact me and I will work with you to get it and I will take it for you.

Don't forget they also take donations for Veterans Vouchers. It's $10 per voucher and it pays for a veteran to have breakfast at the Coffee Cup Restaurant once a month. As well as deliver meals to veterans at the VA.

You can donate to them at the Restaurant, over the phone via credit card at 610-269-9336 or Venmo (Coffee Cup Restaurant) @jessica-menna