Friday, January 13, 2023

Apartments Damaged by Fire in Pottsville

A fire damaged an apartment in Pottsville Friday evening.
Just before 6:00pm, Friday, emergency personnel were called to 653 West John O' Hara Street in Pottsville for a report of an apartment fire.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from 2 of apartments in the John O'Hara apartment complex.

Firefighters were able to make quick work of the fire and have it under control within a half hour.  The apartment sustained heavy damage displacing at least 2 residents.  Two people were at home at the time of the fire.

Fire units remained on scene for approximately 2 hours before clearing.  There was no word on a cause as of this posting.

The American Red Cross was called to assist those affected.

Photos by Jocelyn Barrett/Danie Mae Photography/Skook News