Firefighters contain basement blaze in Montgomery Township home
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.
Firefighers pack up after helping to extinguish a fire in a clothes dryer in Montgomery Township March 20.