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Mifflin Fire Destroys Home

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  Original Published: 2/8/2014

A fire that broke out in Mifflin Township has destroyed an apartment building and injured at least one person.

 

Mifflin Fire Chief Michael Clinage and his team got the call around 5:30 Saturday morning that a fire had broken out in a four-unit apartment building. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters fought a large blaze at the back of the building. Two of the building's occupants were rescued from a window by firefighters who arrived on the scene. One of the two occupants was "slightly injured" and transported to Mansfield MedCentral hospital.

 

The fire was big enough that it was given a 3-alarm assignment, which called other departments in the area to help combat the blaze. "The entire building was consumed in fire," Clinage said. "Two entry crews tried to make an interior attack but were driven back by the heat and flames." Eventually, firefighters got the situation under control, but the apartments were a total loss. Red Cross volunteers arrived on the scene to offer their services to firefighters and the families who occupied the now-ruined apartments.

Julie Frim, Disaster Specialist for the Red Cross, stated "We have two teams out, assisting the families with clothing and shelter. Since it's so cold out, we also provided the firefighters with some coffee and doughnuts this morning. They're freezing, there's ice on their uniforms, so they certainly need some warmth."

Firefighters still don't know what started the inferno, but are looking into it. "We've contacted the State Fire Marshal's Office. They're en route to come here and take a look at it," said Clinage.

   
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