Tuesday, November 29, 2022

5 Homes Damaged and 12 Displaced by Shenandoah Fire, Cause Still Under Investigation

Twelve people were displaced by a fire late Sunday/early Monday in Shenandoah.

Just before midnight, emergency personnel were called to 213 East Coal Street in Shenandoah for a house fire.

While responding, the first chief reported seeing smoke from two blocks away and called in a working fire.  The chief also reported in that the fire was in the center of a block.

When all first due units were on the road, a 2nd alarm was issued calling in additional manpower.

The fire was brought under control within an hour and a half.  According to Shenandoah Borough Fire Chief Rick Examitas, five homes were damaged in the fire at the addresses of 213, 211, 215, 217, and 219.  Nearby homes were also reported to have sustained some smoke damage.

Chief Examitas said, as a result of the fire, 12 people were displaced.  PSP Fire Marshals Troopers Hall and Burns are working an investigation to find the cause.

According to Patricia Daley from the American Red Cross, as of Monday morning, two families were being assisted.