Radnor Fire Company, Multiple Local Mutual Aid Companies Battle Overnight House Fire in Radnor
By NewsDesk
September 14, 2020

Wayne, PA -- Radnor Fire Company and eight local mutual aid companies responded at 12:06 a.m. Monday, to a large overnight house fire on St. Davids Road near the intersection of Church, Darby Paoli and Round Hill Roads in Radnor.

Chief 15 and Quint 15 were first on scene and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor, interior corner of the six bedroom home. Radnor firefighters went in service with several lines while Engine 15 crews laid in with water supply from Round Hill Road. Crews worked to provide ventilation on the roof to help clear smoke for firefighters below battling the blaze on both the interior an exterior of the house.

Residents of the home evacuated uninjured and Radnor Firefighters rescued the family's two cats who were treated on scene by Radnor EMS and taken to a local veterinary for an overnight stay. Last reports were the felines were in good shape.

Mutual aid companies including Berwyn Fire Company, Bryn Mawr Fire Company, Newtown Square Fire Company, Gladwynne Fire Company, Broomall Fire Company, and Paoli Fire Company helped battle the blaze and provide overhaul support. Marple EMS and Riddle EMS were also on scene providing firefighters rehab and support.

Radnor Police provided traffic control on scene while Radnor Township Community Development Codes and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall investigated. PECO's Gas and Electric Division helped secure the scene.

Crews cleared the scene after 3 a.m., and there were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thanks to Upper Merion Township Engine 56-4 and Oakmont Fire Company for covering Radnor Fire Company during the incident.

(Photos: Andrew Packer, Damien Enderle -- RFC)


Sam Roberts September 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM
Nice job my fellow fire fighters. Truly miss those days

Jamine Shechter September 14, 2020 at 7:01 PM
We would like to thank everyone involved who saved our lives and that of our precious cats. It could have been so much worse! We are so so grateful to you all!

The Stermans September 14, 2020 at 7:24 PM
We would like to thank EVERYONE who came to our rescue. The night was horrible but it could have been so much worse. Thanks everyone for responding right away and especially rescuing our cats who are so precious to us, then driving them to the animal hospital. Bless all of you, we cannot thank you enough! You are truly so brave and selfless.