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Four Cetronia firefighters await an assignment at the Roma office building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest, South Whitehall, as firefighters from Whitehall’s Egypt station arrive for a Rapid Intervention Team assignment. RIT helps rescue firefighters who may become lost or trapped in a fire. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy Four Cetronia firefighters await an assignment at the Roma office building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest, South Whitehall, as firefighters from Whitehall’s Egypt station arrive for a Rapid Intervention Team assignment. RIT helps rescue firefighters who may become lost or trapped in a fire. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDWoodlawn Engine 3212 is positioned to provide fire suppression at the entrance to the Roma Office Building, South Whitehall. The ladder of Cetronia Tower 331 is at the right. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDWoodlawn Engine 3212 is positioned to provide fire suppression at the entrance to the Roma Office Building, South Whitehall. The ladder of Cetronia Tower 331 is at the right. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy

Elevator motor causes evacuation at Roma

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Greenawalds, Tri-Clover, Cetronia, Western Salisbury and Egypt, Whitehall Township, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, were dispatched Dec. 19, 2019, to a reported structure fire at the Roma Office Building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

An employee called the 911 center to report smoke coming from a mechanical room.

The 911 center dispatcher told the employee to pull the fire alarm and evacuate the building.

When firefighters arrived, they saw light smoke in the area of the mechanical room.

Upon investigation, an elevator motor was found to have burned.

There was no need for firefighters to extinguish any residual fire.

All fire and emergency medical service units were released except Woodlawn firefighters, who used electric fans to evacuate the residual smoke from the building.