Monday, June 20, 2022

Firefighters Respond to Fire at Former Mahanoy Area Middle School

Mahanoy City firefighters were called to a fire at the former Mahanoy Area Middle School on Monday morning.

Around 7:30am, Monday, emergency personnel were called to 400 East South Street, in Mahanoy City for a possible structure fire.

As firefighters responding, borough police reported that there was a fire on the roof of the structure and there was an odor of smoke.

Fire personnel made entry into the former school and found a small fire in gym, and reported the fire under control roughly 40 minutes after the initial call.

Most of the apparatus was cleared from the scene in just a little more than an hour, but the fire chiefs remained on scene to investigate.

The Pottsy Hill was closed for a short time as apparatus were parked on the hill to try and gain access to the roof.

Photos posted by West End Fire & Rescue