Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fire Damages Apartment Building Overnight in Tamaqua

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Emergency Personnel were called to an apartment building fire around midnight Thursday morning in Tamaqua.

The fire at 210 Washington was upgraded quickly to a 2nd alarm structure fire when crews arrived.   The fire was mainly the upper levels of the 4 unit building.  Firefighters had the fire under control within a half hour of arriving but remained on scene overnight putting out hotspots.

According to 7 people have been displaced by the fire.  The Salvation Army is providing temporary shelter for one of the victims.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and a state police fire marshal is expected to be at the scene Thursday.

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