Damage from Thursday morning fire not enough to displace residents

LEWISTOWN – Residents of a house on Feeder Avenue have not been displaced after a Thursday morning fire in the upstairs part of the residence.

Ryan Barlett, captain of City Hook and Ladder, said the smoke and flames could be seen from the rear of the house on a second floor deck at around 9:32 a.m. He said the fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes, but crews worked longer to check the inner walls of the upper floors to make sure the fire was out completely.

“We all worked really hard to get this under control quickly and keep it contained,” Barlett said. “It helped having about 40 to 45 firefighters on the scene helping, since that usually does not happen for a morning fire.”

Barlett continued to say the scene was cleared at around 11 a.m., but he said there was no clear cause of what started the fire. Mike Force was called to the scene to investigate the fire, and as of press time Thursday night the cause was still unknown. Barlett also said the residents of the house were not displaced.

City Hook and Ladder were assisted on the scene by United Fire and Rescue, Brooklyn Hose Company, East Derry and West Granville fire companies, along with Fame EMS.