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About 60 personnel respond to house fire in Franklin County, Pa.

April 08, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com
  • Flames can be see shooting through the roof of a home near Greencastle, Pa., that was destroyed by fire Sunday.
By Jennifer Fitch

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A Sunday afternoon fire ripped through a house at 1540 Brenda Drive in Antrim Township, Pa.

The first firefighters to arrive at about 3:40 p.m. saw fire coming through the roof of the single-family home in a residential development off Williamsport Pike, according to Rescue Hose Co. Deputy Chief J.R. Koons.

“Coming to the scene, there was heavy smoke (visible) in the area,” Koons said.A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal will be investigating the fire’s cause, he said.

The home was a single-story structure with a basement. Bricks formed the front of the house, which also had wood-frame trusses.

No one was home when the fire started. At the scene, Koons said he did not have information on the house's occupants, whom he believed had found another place to stay.

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"The main thing we wanted to do was get this fire under control because we had other houses nearby," Koons said.

Wind could have spread the fire, he said.

About 60 personnel responded from fire departments in Franklin and Washington counties. Firetrucks shuttled water from a hydrant on Williamsport Pike south of Antrim Way Honda.

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