Wednesday, August 3, 2022

16 People Displaced After Minersville Apartment Building Fire

Over a dozen people are displaced after an early morning apartment building fire in Minersville.

Just before 3:30am, Wednesday, emergency personnel were called to 2 Sunbury Street, in Minersville for a possible apartment building fire.

As Chief Eric Eichenberg arrived on scene, he called in heavy fire coming from the rear of the structure with flames shooting through the roof.

A 2nd alarm was also issued calling in additional manpower and ladders. 

All occupants escaped uninjured but we did receive a report of a Minersville Police Officer being treated for smoke inhalation.  Several pets were also treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire was brought under control around 4:30am but not before the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building sustaining extensive damage.

A building next door but not connected sustained damage from the fire as well.

According to Patricia Daley, Disaster Captain of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter, 13 adults and 3 children, that lived in 7 apartment units are displaced and being assisted.

Early reports were the fire started in a kitchen on the 2nd floor, but a State Police Fire Marshal has been called to the scene to determine a cause.