Friday, August 19, 2022

Family of 5 Displaced After House Fire in Mahanoy City

A family was displaced after a fire in Mahanoy City on Friday afternoon.

At 2:34pm, Friday, fire companies from Mahanoy City were called to 1339 East Market Street in the borough for a possible house fire.

The 911 call came from 1339 East Market when the residents of the home smelled smoke coming from the adjoining home at 1337 East Market.

Firefighters arrived to find a working fire in the basement of 1337.

The fire was isolated to the basement and brought under control quickly before it extended.

According to Mahanoy City Fire Department Public Information Officer Lt. Dave Truskowsky, a family of 5, two adults and 3 children, are displaced after the fire.

The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The basement of 1337 sustained fire damage while both 1337 and 1339 sustained smoke damage.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Truskowsky says that the cause seems to be electrical in nature.

Ambulances from Mahanoy City and Shenandoah also responded to the scene.

Photo Courtesy of the Humane Fire Company & West End Fire and Rescue, Mahanoy City