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Wildfire and Outdoor Fire Season
Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Wildfire and Outdoor Fire Season

Wildfire and Outdoor Fire Season is here and has already been busy for us in Loyalsock Township. As members of the community have already taken advantage of the nice warm weather, starting winter debris clean up around their homes, disposal of the debris is often burned. We encourage members of the community to keep their property clean and free from hazards, however please be mindful in selecting the right day to burn off those debris materials. Loyalsock Township does have a burning ordinance for the community and can be found here. For more information on the ordinance, please contact the Loyalsock Township Office.
Windy and dry days are not best choices! Fires and burn pits can spread due to the wind and dry ground. In addition, just because it may be contained in a pit, does not mean it is a good idea to walk away from the fire. Folks still need to maintain a careful eye to ensure the fire does not spread or jump the fire barriers.
Here are some helpful tips on Wildfire Safety and Outdoor Fire Safety:
Wildfire Safety:
  • Create a safety zone of up to 100 feet around your home. Remove pine needles and dry leaves from around your home. Keeping woodpiles at least 30 feet from your home.
  • Know your community's local evacuation plan. Plan ahead by practicing two ways out of your home, and neighborhood. You should know the evacuation route and plan a place where you will go.
  • If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately. If you wait until the last minute, the roads may have heavy traffic. Blowing embers and debris from the fire may make it hard to se.
  • Stay informed. Listen to the TV/Radio broadcasts for current weather and emergency instructions. Don't be afraid to sign-up to receive local emergency alerts and warnings on both your home and cellphone.
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows your meeting place ahead of time. Let your family and friends who don't live in your area know your meeting place.
  • Keep your vehicles fueled and keep an emergency supply bag in your car. Back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.
Outdoor Fire Safety:
  • Move the grill away from siding, decking, and other things that can catch fire.
  • Stay with the grill the entire time you're cooking.
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools when cooking on the grill.
  • Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out.
  • Turn off or put out fires before you leave the area.
  • Build campfires at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs, or other things that burn.
If you have questions on selecting the proper day to burn, please click here for the most up to date fire indications.
Wildfire and Outdoor Fire Season
29 entries in the Call history
Monday, June 28th, 2021
Monday Evening, Loyalsock and surrounding companies responded to McDonalds on the Golden Strip for a Fryer on Fire. Chief 3-18 arrived on scene and confirmed active fryer in the kitchen on fire. Engine 18 crew advanced to extinguish the fire and crew from Montoursville was sent to the roof to check ...
Monday, May 31st, 2021
MICU 18, Rescue 18, and Car 18 responded to vehicle on fire over the embankment off East Third Street and Northway Road early Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. MICU 18 found vehicle over the small bridge covering Miller's Run on its side and on fire.
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
This past weekend, members responded to a small kitchen grease fire at 1259 Crestfield Drive, Loyalsock Township, Williamsport PA. Fire was already found to be extinguished on our arrival. Both burn victims were taken by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport for further treatment.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Members responded to vehicle in a ditch on Warrensville Road. Driver of the vehicle went off the road, struck a mailbox, and landed in a ditch. Driver is believed to have experienced a medical episode behind the wheel.
Thursday, April 1st, 2021
IMU (Incident Management Unit) was dispatched to assist local and Pennsylvania State Police early this afternoon in Cogan House Township. Unit was used for communications and logistics support for local and state police managing the incident.
Thursday, March 25th, 2021
Crews responded to a Two-Alarm Blaze destroying a home in the township. Station 18 was dispatched around 1PM to Willow Brook Road for house fire, which is off Freedom Road, north of the City of Williamsport.
Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Wildfire and Outdoor Fire SeasonWildfire and Outdoor Fire Season is here and has already been busy for us in Loyalsock Township. As members of the community have already taken advantage of the nice warm weather, starting winter debris clean up around their homes, disposal of the debris is often burn...
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Members were out late Christmas Eve and early Christmas Morning due to winter storm that came into the township. Santa was nice enough to give the chief a call while he was delivering packages to all the good boys and girls, as a heads up on some potential flooding to our neighbors on Heshbon Road a...
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
On September 10, 2020, members responded IMU 18 up to Clinton County. Crew assisted with the scene management and logistics of the Lock Haven Hospital Fire. Crew provided radio incident support, and emergency management resources to command staff on scene.
Monday, July 6th, 2020
Summer is finally here and we are just as excited to get out and about the community. We understand that with the covid restrictions, many of family summer vacations, sports camps, and youth activities are cancelled.
Monday, May 4th, 2020
COVID-19 has changed not only our community but our response and service to you as our neighbors in the township. Medical Emergencies, Accidents, and Fires are always a risk to Loyalsock Township. With your support, we will continue to serve and protect the community even during the COVID-19 outbrea...
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Members were kept busy this weekend responding to multiple vehicle accidents in the community. Saturday Morning, Members responded to a motor vehicle accident with multiple injuries on 5950 Pleasant Valley Road.
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Within 30 minutes of getting fitted for our new turnout gear, members were dispatched for a Motor Vehicle Accident. Rescue 18 and Micu 18 crew responded carefully through the snow and removed one patient who was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Monday, December 23rd, 2019
Members would like to thank the public for their patience during our responses throughout Loyalsock Township and our neighboring communities this Holiday Season. Slowing down, taking alternate routes, and stopping for us is greatly appreciated in keeping our members safe.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
IMU was special called to Tioga County to assist local Law Enforcement and PSP. Crew assisted with communications and scene management. For more information about the incident:
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
November 14, 2019- Station 18 was dispatched on Second and Third Alarm to Hepburnville (Station 15) for residential fire. Tanker 18, Ambulance 18, and Mobile Air 18 responded on second alarm. Rescue 18 responded on third alarm.
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Members responded too numerous emergencies in Loyalsock Township and surrounding communities. This Halloween was extra spooky with multiple trees down, area flooding, and short power outages throughout the township.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Members started the weekend with a busy Friday afternoon filled with Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Golden Strip. First Accident took place 1900 Block of East Third Street where vehicle crashed into building support beam.
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Station 18 and multiple mutual aid companies responded to Denny's on the Golden Strip for fire in the wall. Crews were called to 1716 East Third Street, Loyalsock Township for reported fire in the wall.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Wednesday afternoon, Station 18 was dispatched to a working residential fire on Bloomingrove Road. Mutual Aid Companies were also dispatched on the initial alarm. First Arriving units from the City of Williamsport confirmed working trailer home fire with smoke showing from the structure.
29 entries in the Call history

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