Crews Battling Waterford House Fire

Published 04/17 2014 04:42PM

Updated 04/17 2014 11:16PM

        APRIL 17, 2014-- Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire in Waterford just after 3:30 Thursday afternoon. It took about three hours to put the fire out on East 1st and Chestnut Streets. The home owners were not home at the time of the fire, but neighbors say they saw smoke coming from the house. The house was engulfed in flames and smoke when fire crews got to the scene. Crews were called in from six different fire departments to help battle the blaze. The fire was fully involved and due to the conditions crews had to fight the fire from the outside of the structure. Fire officials say they are centralizing the investigation on the wood burner that the home owner said was on in the basement where it is believed the fire started. One firefighter was transported UPMC Hamot for chest pain where he was treated and released. Family, Friends and Neighbors came together to support the victims and the firefighters while they took on the fire, bringing them food and water to the scene.

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