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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Press Release - Quick Reactions from Emergency Responders Contain Incident


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For Immediate Release: September 7, 2023

MILLCREEK, PA – Millcreek Township officials thank the brave men and women who diffused a dangerous situation on the afternoon of September 5, 2023. The quick response and control gained over the scene is a testament to the preparedness of the area’s first responders. The events did not injure any responders.

On the 1000 block of E. Gore Millcreek Police Department officers responded to a scene initially reported as an unwanted guest. However, it quickly escalated to a house fire and a man exchanging fire with MPD officers and PA State Troopers.

While the exchange of gunfire took place, various fire crews that responded prepared to put out the fire. Once the area was deemed secure, the MPD and the firefighting crews extinguished the fire. The MPD utilized their new tactical emergency response vehicle to battle the fire before letting fire crews take over. Crews rescued a dog from inside the structure.

“We are incredibly grateful for the courageous men and women that serve our community and put their lives on the line for this incredible community every day,” said Millcreek Supervisor Kim Clear, liaison to police and safety.

The fire departments that all played a crucial part in attending to the situation were Kuhl Hose FD, Fairfield Hose Company, Brookside FD, Perry Highway FD, Belle Valley FD, Kearsarge FD and West Ridge FD.

Millcreek Township thanks everyone who responded and keeps the Millcreek community safe and prosperous through their hard work and dedication. Millcreek’s commitment to safety starts with those brave individuals.


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