Early morning fire in Fairview Township guts house, no one hurt


By Mark Guydish - [email protected]



Fire fighters from multiple companies responded to an early morning blaze in the 100 block of Spruce Street in Fairview Township around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. The residents were not at home and no one was injured


Mark Guydish | Times Leader

Fire fighters pull down the ceiling of a second floor room in a Fairview Township home after gaining control over an early morning fire Saturday that gutted the building. No one was in the house at the time the fire broke out.


Mark Guydish | Times Leader

FAIRVIEW TWP. — A fire gutted a home in the 100 block of Spruce Street in Fairview Township early Saturday morning, prompting multiple fire companies to respond. The residents were not home at the time and no one was injured.

Fire companies were called to the scene around 7 a.m. when temperatures still hovered well below freezing, creating treacherous conditions on the sloped road outside the home. A Fairview Township truck was brought in to salt the road. Firefighters in the front lines of the battle often emerged from the building with small icicles forming on their helmet rims and frost on their jackets.

The fire was largely contained by 8 a.m. with much of the work apparently focusing on tracking down any potential flames lurking in the second floor ceiling. As fire fighters pulled down ceiling material, gushes of water trapped above would cascade out.

Crews called out included the Mountain Top Hose Company and departments from Ashley borough and the townships of Hanover, Wright and Dorrance.

Fire fighters from multiple companies responded to an early morning blaze in the 100 block of Spruce Street in Fairview Township around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. The residents were not at home and no one was injured
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mt-top-fire-1.jpgFire fighters from multiple companies responded to an early morning blaze in the 100 block of Spruce Street in Fairview Township around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. The residents were not at home and no one was injured Mark Guydish | Times Leader

Fire fighters pull down the ceiling of a second floor room in a Fairview Township home after gaining control over an early morning fire Saturday that gutted the building. No one was in the house at the time the fire broke out.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mt-top-fire-2.jpgFire fighters pull down the ceiling of a second floor room in a Fairview Township home after gaining control over an early morning fire Saturday that gutted the building. No one was in the house at the time the fire broke out. Mark Guydish | Times Leader

By Mark Guydish

[email protected]

Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

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