Chambersburg building suffers smoke, fire, water damage

November 29, 2011|By ROXANN MILLLER |
  • Fire crews try to determine the source of smoke coming form the second floor of a building in the 200 block of South Main Street.
By Roxann Miller, Staff Writer

South Main Street in Chambersburg, between Washington and Liberty streets, was closed to traffic for about 90 minutes as fire crews responded to a fire at 256 S. Main St. just after noon Tuesday.

Chambersburg Emergency Services Chief William FitzGerald said the building has apartments on the first and second floor, but neither apartment was occupied at the time of the blaze.

FitzGerald said the first floor was being used as a meeting place for Alcoholics Anonymous.

He said the fire started in a bathroom on the first floor. A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, according to FitzGerald.

FitzGerald said both the first and second floor suffered smoke, fire and water damage.

The fire was called in at 12:06 p.m. and crews were off the fire scene at 1:45 p.m., FitzGerald said.

About 12 units from Chambersburg, Letterkenny, Marion, New Franklin and Franklin responded to the fire.

There were no injuries, FitzGerald said.

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