East Greenville firefighters were kept busy at a pair of fire calls late Sunday night and early Monday morning at Blommer Chocolate, Blommer Drive in Upper Hanover Township.
Firefighters first responded to a fire in the shelling area at the rear of the building around 10:10 p.m. Sunday when a 911 caller reported “a lot of smoke in the area.”
Upon arrival, East Greenville Chief Jason Wilson reported “heavy smoke coming from the building.” Firefighters, using hand-held hoselines, quickly knocked down the fire in the shell bin. Wilson declared the fire under control at 11:05 p.m. Firefighters remained on the scene until after 1 a.m. checking for hot spots.
Volunteer firefighters returned to the scene about 2:15 a.m. when they were dispatched to the report of a silo fire in an area near the earlier fire at the candy manufacturing complex.
Firefighters made short work of the fire in the 40’ silo and it was declared under control in less than half-an-hour, but remained on the scene until around 3:30 checking for any fire extension.
There were no injuries reported and no damage estimate available. The cause of both fires is under investigation by Upper Hanover Township Fire Marshall Jeff Ashman. The fires are not deemed suspicious and they are not believed to be related at this time.
Fire Companies and fire police units assisting at the scene included: from Montgomery County, Pennsburg, Red Hill and Green Lane; from Berks County, Hereford; and from Bucks County Milford Township and Trumbauersville.
Emergency medical service units responding included units from Upper Perkiomen Valley, Green Lane and Bally.