Apartment fire in Freeport Borough goes to 5 alarms Tuesday night


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Freeport, Pa. – At least 13 fire companies responded to an apartment fire in Freeport Borough Tuesday night displacing several residents and a pet located at 511 Market Street as temperatures hovered around 80 degrees forcing crews to take turns battling the intense heat and smoke.

Firefighters arriving on scene were faced with heavy flame and smoke from the rear of the structure. As the fire progressed at the right side of the structure, a large portion of the roof burned through causing major damage to the apartment. Heavy flames were seen coming from the windows on the second floor.

Heavy smoke was in the air for several hours as crews worked to bring the fire under control while additional firefighters were summoned to the scene to help with overhaul operations once the fire was contained and nearly extinguished. 2 Aerial trucks were utilized to help bring the blaze under control.

Freeport Fire Chief Steve Warheit said two firefighters were treated at the scene and were released by medical crews. There were no medical transports from the scene. The American Red Cross was also summoned to the fire scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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