Firefighters Respond Friday to Dana Corp. Alarm
POTTSTOWN PA – Firefighters and other first responders from several area departments and companies were called Friday (Dec. 31, 2021) at about 2:50 p.m. by Montgomery County emergency dispatchers to the Dana Corporation plant, 1040 Center Ave., for what was reported to be a machinery fire within one of its buildings (at top).
Some Dana workers evacuated the building, dispatchers stated. No one was reported injured.
Although a limited number of hoses were laid out as a precaution (at left), a majority of firefighters at the scene patiently waited on stand-by and ready if needed. Most efforts regarding the incident seemed to be conducted within one of its buildings off Price Street, which was a distance from public view. A description of the nature of the fire, if any; its severity, or details on how it started were not immediately available.
Fire police blocked off portions of several streets surrounding the complex, and redirected traffic around the scene. Fire trucks and other equipment were positioned at entrances to the complex at or near those streets (below).
Responding to the incident, the county’s active incident status webpage indicated, were units of the Pottstown and Limerick fire departments; Sanatoga, Ringing Hill, and North Coventry fire companies, and Goodwill Ambulance. Fire crews were authorized at about 3:20 p.m. to begin packing up their gear. They left the area shortly afterward.
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