Saturday, January 7, 2023

Firefighters Respond to Garage Fire in Mahanoy City

Firefighters responded to a garage fire in Mahanoy City on Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:30pm, emergency personnel were called to 1138 East Mahanoy Avenue for a vehicle on fire inside of a garage.

As Fire Chief Dan Markiewicz and Borough Police arrived on scene, they found a fully involved garage on fire that was connected to a home.

Chief Markiewicz credited the quick response by firefighters who were able to bring the fire under control in less than a half an hour.

The garage, a trailer, and a pickup truck sustained heavy damage from the fire. 

Chief Markiewicz said the homeowner told him that he was working on a truck inside the garage, and while he was welding, something caught fire. The fire was ruled accidental.