Friday, December 16, 2022

Pottsville Fire Displaces Two Families

A fire late Thursday displaced two families in Pottsville.

Just before 11:00pm, firefighters were called to 1325 West Norwegian Street, for a possible structure fire.

Chief 68 along with police arrived and found heavy smoke pouring from the third floor of the half double at 1325 and 1327.

The families that lived at both homes escaped uninjured.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control a little more than a half hour after dispatch but remained on scene for over an hour afterwards.

The fire displaced both families, totaling 13 people, 6 adults and 7 children, temporarily.

The American Red Cross is assisting one of the families, 4 adults and 2 children.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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