A little after 7AM on Tuesday, February 26, Flourtown Fire Company was dispatched along with Wyndmoor Hose Company, Oreland Fire Company and two battalion units from Philadelphia Fire Department to a house on the corner of E. Gravers Lane and Stenton Avenue that a passerby saw smoke coming from the building. When the first units arrived on scene they found heavy smoke pumping out of the first floor of a three story house. Flames soon showed from the windows and other areas of the home as they spread to the second and third floors, and neighboring trees. Units from Barren Hill, Glenside, Edge Hill and Springfield Ambulance also responded, as well as Springfield Township Public Works which helped with traffic control signage on Stenton and barricading other surrounding streets. The stubborn fire was deemed under control about an hour later and units started overhaul.
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, Flourtown Fire Company, along with Oreland Fire Company and Wyndmoor Hose Company responded to a smoky electrical fire outside the Dollar Tree store in the Flourtown Plaza. A dry chemical extinguisher was used to put out the fire. PECO and the shopping center’s realty company took over the scene after first responders secured the scene and made sure the stores and surrounding stores were properly evacuated. All photos by Bob Wilmot, Jr.