Monday, December 26, 2022

Malfunctioning Heating Unit Prompts Fire Response to Jeld-Wen in Ringtown

A malfunctioning heating unit prompted a police response to Jeld-Wen in Ringtown on Monday evening.

Monday's call started around 4:00pm, when the Ringtown Fire Department was called to Jeld-Wen, at 700 West Main Street, in Ringtown, for an automatic fire alarm activation.

Ringtown Fire Chief Joseph Gilbert said he arrived, and found the sprinklers activated in the vestibule to the main lobby but also a strong odor of smoke inside.

The call was upgraded to a full commercial alarm calling in units from Shenandoah, Nuremberg, Sheppton, Frackville, Aristes, and Mahanoy City.

While units were enroute, the call was held to Ringtown Valley Fire, Shenandoah (Hook & Ladder and Columbia Hose), and Aristes, who were already on scene after the source of the odor, a malfunctioning heating unit, was found.

No damage was reported from the heating unit issue, but the front vestibule sustained water damage after the sprinkler line busted.

Chief Gilbert said the heating was shut off by Shenandoah Fire Personnel on the roof and the Ringtown Municipal Authority was called to shut the water off due to the busted water line.

Units cleared the scene just before 6:00pm.