Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Fire Crews Responding to Structure Fire in West Penn Township

Fire crews are responding to a structure fire in West Penn Township on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:45pm, Wednesday, emergency personnel were called to 1121 Clamtown Road/Route 443, West Penn Township, near Tamaqua for a structure fire with possible entrapment.

As firefighters arrived on scene, there was confirmation of at least 1 person entrapped with heavy smoke coming from the home.

A tanker task force has been requested.

UPDATE:  4:40pm - Fire has been upgraded to a 3rd alarm.  Negative on the searches for the entrapped, still searching.  Mayday called by firefighters inside, a 2nd RIT has been requested.

More details as information becomes available.