Saturday, March 9, 2024

Fire Destroys Two Homes in Girardville

A fire in Girardville destroyed two homes early Saturday morning.

Around 5:50am, firefighters were called to the 30 Unit Block of West Mahanoy Avenue in Girardville for a reported house fire.

Chief Zangari arrived on scene to find heavy fire on the 2nd and 3rd floor of 30 West Mahanoy Avenue.  Early information stated 30 and the connected home at 28 West Mahanoy Avenue were unoccupied.

Firefighters battled heavy fire and by 6:30am, all personnel on scene were cleared of the structure and battled the fire defensively.

The fire struck multiple alarms with units on scene from Girardville, Ashland, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City, West Mahanoy Township, Mount Carmel, Englewood, Schuylkill Haven, and Pottsville.  EMS and a rehab unit were also on scene.

The fire destroyed both homes.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

By 8:00am, the additional alarm units were beginning to clear the scene.