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Fire damages units

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER

Police tape surrounds two homes on Woodland Avenue the day after fire ripped through both buildings Saturday evening in Lewistown. Emergency crews responded to a house fire call at 611 Woodland Ave. at 10:12 p.m. According to Highland Park Hose Co. Chief Bill Fike, the fire had spread to two other duplexes and damaged five units. When crews arrived on scene, there was a resident in the house. No injuries were reported. Emergency personnel arrived within minutes and remained on scene until 2 a.m. fighting the blaze. Highland Park was assisted by Burnham Fire Co., East Derry Fire Co., Yeagertown Fire Co., Reedsville Fire Co., United Fire & Rescue, City Hook & Ladder, Junction Fire Co., Fame EMS, Mifflin County Regional Police Department and Derry Township Fire Police. Additionally, Milroy Hose Co., Granville Fire Co., McVeytown Fire Co. and Mount Union Fire Co., moved to Derry Township and Lewistown Borough fire stations to maintain coverage during the call. American Red Cross was called in to help the victims. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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