On May 22, 2021, around 3:13 AM, Acme Hose Co. No. 1 (St. 21) & Stroudsburg Fire Department (St. 38) responded to a reported residential structure fire with flames showing on State Street in East Stroudsburg. Upon the arrival of Chief 21-8 & Chief 38-8, it was found that the fire was contained to an outdoor rubbish pile against the house. The home occupant was able to extinguish most of the fire with a garden hose. Crews from both departments extinguished the remainder of the fire & checked for extension into the house. Some of the siding was burned and melted so crews removed that and found no extension into the house. The interior crew verified that using a thermal imaging camera (TIC). All smoke was vented from the structure & the occupants did not require any medical treatment. Quick thinking by the home’s occupants & the work of the fire crews made sure the house was saved from any further fire damage. Suburban EMS & Stroud Area Region Police were also on scene. Great job done by all!