CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One apartment was gutted and another heavily damaged by smoke in a Monday afternoon fire just east of Chambersburg in Guilford Township.
"When I came down Lincoln Way fire was blowing out the windows," Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Clopper said of the fire in the large two-story brick house at 1460 Lincoln Way East. On the second floor, firefighters shoveled charred debris and furniture from the windows of the apartment.
Fire company spokesman Denny Clopper said the fire was called in at 4:44 p.m. Jeff Clopper said the woman who lived in the gutted apartment spotted the fire as she walked to a neighbor's house behind the apartment building.
He said the Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal determined the fire started in the kitchen, probably in the stove, and was accidental. Denny Clopper said the fire marshal, Trooper Skip Sydnor, would return today to investigate further.