Fire­fight­ers con­tain base­ment blaze in Mont­gomery Town­ship home

North Penn Life - - OPINION - By Michael Alan Gold­berg mgold­berg@jour­nalregis­ter. com

A home­owner es­caped in­jury when a fire broke out in a clothes dryer in the base­ment of a two- story Mont­gomery Town­ship home March 20.

-usW DIWEr 10 D.P., firE­fiJKWErs IrRP 0RNWJRPEry Town­ship, North Penn and Fairmount de­part­ments re­sponded to a call at 100 aray­ton Cir­cle, where they en­coun­tered heavy smoke in the base­ment, ac­cord­ing to Mont­gomery Town­ship airec­tor of Fire Ser­vices Rick Les­niak and Mont­gomery Town­ship aepart­ment of Fire Ser­vices Capt. Frank Colelli, who were at the scene.

Fire­fight­ers sprayed wa- ter in the base­ment, ex­tin­guish­ing the fire within min­utes, said Colelli, who said that while dam­age ap­peared to be con­fined to the base­ment, an in­spec­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing.

One per­son, a home­owner, was at the res­i­dence at the time, ac­cord­ing to Colelli, who said that she was alerted to the blaze by a smoke de­tec­tor and im­me­di­ately called for help, and was at the front door when fire­fight­ers ar­rived.

“It was the smoke alarm that really made a dif­fer­ence to­day,” said Colelli, while Les­niak nod­ded in agree­ment.

“It was a good job done by all to­day,” Colelli said of fire crews.

Photo by GE­OFF PAT­TON

Fire­fighers pack up af­ter help­ing to ex­tin­guish a fire in a clothes dryer in Mont­gomery Town­ship March 20.

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