Saturday, December 16, 2023

Apartment Heavily Damaged by Fire in Minersville

An apartment was heavily damaged by fire Friday afternoon in Minersville.

At 2:30pm, Friday, emergency personnel were dispatched the 500 Block of North Delaware Avenue, Minersville for a structure fire.

The first personnel arrived to find flames showing from the front of the apartment at 528 North Delaware.  Police arrived and advised of a working fire and a 2nd alarm was issued calling in additional help.

The occupants of the apartment were not home at the time and their apartment sustained heavy fire damage.  The fire was brought under control within about an hour.

The nearby apartments at 524, 526 and 530 all sustained minor damage.

A State Police Fire Marshal was requested to the scene to determine a cause.

The American Red Cross also responded to assist those affected.

Responding to the scene along with the Minersville Fire Department were Pottsville's Yorkville Hose Fire and Rescue, Frackville's Good Will Fire Company, and Schuylkill Haven's RIT from the Schuylkill Hose Company.

Photos by Todd Bernhard / LimitlessStudios93 / Skook News