Saturday, August 30, 2008

Appliance Malfunction Causes $30,000 In Damages

On August 30, 2006 at 2:45 p.m. Cumberland County 911 alerted Box 52-01 for a house fire at 632 Brad Street. A malfunctioning dehumidifier sparked a blaze that gutted the basement of a 1-1/2-story house. Firefighters initially had trouble locating the origin do to the intense heat and heavy smoke. The house was sealed up tight contributing to the conditions but it also suffocated the fire keeping to the basement. One firefighter suffered minor injuries. Damages were estimated at $30,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated on the scene for about three hours.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool little fire. No conditions on the 1st floor. Went into the basement and couldn't see a thing. After searching for several minutes, finally came upon what had been the fire (all but out). If there'd been anything else around to burn, could have been a much different outcome. Mainly burnt up a band set-up for practicing.