This morning around 10AM a box alarm was dispatched to the 3500blk of Union Street in the Dorneyville section of South Whitehall (first due) for a basement fire. Engine 311 (staffed with 6 firefighters, 4 of which were interior qualified) arrived 3 minutes after dispatch, split laid 650' of 4" and arrived to find normal conditions from the exterior. After an attack line was stretched, crews found a small fire in the basement which was quickly extinguished by the hose line. Tower 331 (Staffed with 3 interior firefighters) arrived and only had to assist with ventilation. Asst. Chief Macus had command. The assignment was quickly scaled back to Station 3.