The demand for water overwhelmed the municipal water supply, and near midnight a tanker shuttle operation was implemented. Department 28 personnel assisted with setting up drop tanks on Venango Avenue in front of Cambridge’s fire station. 28-12 established one fill site on Grant Street near LORD Corporation, setting up to refill tankers from a dry hydrant drafting from French Creek. Department 28 filled tankers for 2.5 hours, including tankers from Albion, Cambridge Springs, Franklin Township, Hayfield, Hydetown, Perry Hi-Way, Platea, Randolph, and Saegertown.
Other volunteer companies at the incident included Edinboro, Mill Village, Townville, Venango, Vernon Central, Vernon Township, West Mead 2, and Crawford County Scuba Team. Meadville Ambulance provided a standby medical crew, and the American Red Cross assisted residents displaced by the fire.
No injuries were reported, but at least one pet was missing.
All 28 units returned to service by 3:30 AM.