Millcreek Fire Department Swiftly Responds to Apartment Fire
For Immediate Release: August, 31, 2023
MILLCREEK, Pa. - The Millcreek Township Fire Department swiftly responded to reports of smoke emerging from the roof of a condominium at 647 Young Road in Millcreek Township. The fire department's rapid and effective actions ensured that the situation was brought under control and that residents remained safe.
At the scene, firefighters observed light smoke emanating from the eaves of the roof of a 6-unit townhome building. Acting promptly, firefighters entered the attic space to locate the source of the fire. They identified the seat of the fire, and initial indications suggest that the fire originated due to an electrical issue with a bathroom exhaust fan.
The attic space compounded the situation's complexity as it spanned the entire 6-townhome building. Firefighters worked diligently to contain the fire and minimize water damage, successfully confining the effects to the unit involved.
The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of the arrival of the fire crew, attesting to their preparedness and efficiency. No injuries were reported.
"It's essential that homeowners remain vigilant about fire safety," emphasized Michael Cliff, fire chief of Millcreek Township. "We strongly urge residents to regularly check their smoke detectors to ensure they are in working condition. In this particular incident, the unit involved lacked functioning smoke detectors, highlighting the critical importance of these devices."
The Millcreek Township Fire Department extends its appreciation to surrounding community Fire Departments for their assistance during the incident.