Sunday, April 14, 2024

6 Homes Involved in Multi Alarm Minersville Fire

Several homes were involved in a multi alarm fire that drew firefighters from all around Schuylkill County on Sunday afternoon.

Around 12:45pm, Sunday, emergency personnel were called to the 600 Block of North 2nd Street in Minersville for a structure fire.

Responding firefighters arrived to find heavy fire from 3 homes.

Several people were rescued from upstairs roofs as firefighters responded.

High wind gust continued to fuel the flames as firefighters responded.

The fire, which started around the 619/617 address heavily damaged both homes and continued to spread through 615, 613, 611, and 609.

It took firefighters approximately an hour and a half before bringing it under control.  The fire struck at least 3 alarms calling in fire units from all ends of Schuylkill County.

At least 2 victims were reported to have been injured with one being flown with burns.  One firefighter was also reported to have been injured.

No word on a cause as of Sunday afternoon.  The American Red Cross was at the scene to help victims and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was called to investigate.

More information as it becomes available.