Volunteers Respond to 2-Alarm Palmer Fire in Skippack

Volunteers Respond to 2-Alarm Palmer Fire in Skippack

SKIPPACK PA – A two-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon (May 18, 2022) at Skippack industrial manufacturer Palmer International on Lucon Road prompted Montgomery County emergency dispatchers to call out 13 different first-responder organizations (at top, above and below) that spent more than 4-1/2 hours at the scene, the Skippack Fire Company reported on its website.

Volunteers Respond to 2-Alarm Palmer Fire in Skippack

The second alarm was “quickly called due to the size of the facility, location of the fire, and the amount of work” firefighters and other responders were asked to tackle. The majority of their time was spent extinguishing all of the fire and checking to ensure it had not extended elsewhere.

Specifics of the incident – including how, why, and where the fire began, and whether it remains under investigation – were not disclosed.

Volunteers Respond to 2-Alarm Palmer Fire in Skippack

The Skippack company said it was “grateful for the assistance” of mutual aid providers. They included fire departments and companies from Perkiomen Township, Lower Providence, Harleysville Community Fire, Upper Providence Township Fire and Emergency Services, Trappe, Worcester Volunteer Fire, Upper Salford, Lower Frederick, Hatfield Volunteer Fire, Perseverance Volunteer Fire of Souderton, and Towamencin Volunteer Fire.

Also responding were Skippack and Harleysville emergency medical services teams.

Photos by Ted Hodgins for the Perkiomen Township Fire Company, used with permission