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Fire contained to one section of basement in Curwensville


Pike Township, PA – Fire crews worked hard Monday evening to contain a house fire to just one section of a basement near Curwensville, and ultimately they succeeded in saving the house from severe damage.

Curwensville’s Rescue Hose and Ladder team says they and other fire companies were called to a home along Schofield Street Extension in Pike Township yesterday around 9:30 p.m.

Crews made quick work of the fire in two rooms and damage was contained to just one section of the basement.

No other official reports are available yet.

Thanks to all the firefighters who helped at that scene!

Photo is courtesy of the Rescue Hose and Ladder Company near Curwensville.

Click Here to see the Facebook post from Rescue Hose and Ladder Company.

Monday evening at 21:27, Company 8 was dispatched for a structure fire along Schofield Street Extension in Pike Township. Engine Tanker 8-2, Rescue 8-2, and 853 all responded. 8-2 arrived on scene with smoke showing and Chief 8 assumed command. Crews pulled the bumper line to a basement door and shortly after confirmed a Working Fire. Crews made quick work of the fire in two rooms. Thanks to a quick response, the damage was able to be contained to one section of the basement and ultimately, the house saved.
Engine Tanker 8-2 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch.
Company 8 was assisted on scene by Engine Tanker 6, Engine 5, Engine Tanker 9, and Curwensville Borough Police. Tanker 30 was cancelled while enroute.
Company 8 operated on scene for an hour and a half before returning available.
Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1
Hyde Fire Department
Grampian Penn Bloom Vol. Fire Company
Brady Twp. Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Inc.
Curwensville Police Department