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Linglestown Gazette: Linglestown home burns

Monday, August 11, 2008

Linglestown home burns

A fire early this morning on the 6200 block of Catherine Street in Linglestown has totally destroyed a home, according to Gazette contributor Kim Mumper.

The owners of the home were at work, but their son was sleeping in the basement. He got out of the house unharmed, but the family's cat may have perished in the blaze.

A neighbor, who called 911, heard a popping sound and then spotted flames shooting from a window.

I briefly visited the scene during the 8 am hour and fire crews from Linglestown, Paxtonia, Colonial Park and Susquehanna, Swatara and West Hanover townships were in the closing stages of their operations. Smoke was still coming out of the house.

For more details, check out a news brief filed by The Patriot-News.
You can join the growing list of Gazette contributors by calling 512-0722 to report breaking news.

Photo credits: Top photo by BB; photo in text by Kim Mumper



At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Q said...

That's a shame. Hope everyone's okay. Thanks for the quick posting, saw the engines on my way to work this morning.

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Gwen said...

Bill, Thanks for the very quick posting on the fire. We were curious what was going on. Once again it is a great service you provide!


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