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1/21/2024 Box 1-02 Wellsboro Borough Wellsboro Fire department and EMS and Elkland fire department (RIT) were dispatched to box 1 – 02 in Wellsboro for the report of a building fire
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By Wellsboro Fire Department
January 22, 2024

Chief 1 – 10 (McCarthy) arrived on scene and established Command reporting smoke from the address. Further reports indicated a bedroom fire on the second floor of a multiple occupancy style building (apartments) Middlebury fire department requested full response to the scene.

Engine 1-3 arrived on scene at 1711 deploying one 1.75” attack line to the fire floor.Initial primary search of the building was completed interior crews by 1720, all found to be negative. Ladder 1-9 went into service deploying their aerial ladder to determine extension into the common cockloft.

Crews from all departments worked to bring this fire under control with minimal damage to the surrounding apartments.

Fire was reported by Command to be under control at 1730 hrs. Just 25 minutes after the initial dispatch!

Crews from all departments remained on scene for just over one hour before returning to quarters.

There were no injuries to civilians or fire department personnel, thank you to all of our volunteers and the other responding agencies for your assistance. 

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