Fire­fight­ers bat­tle blaze at But­ler Twp. home

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - FROM THE FRONT -

BUT­LER TWP. — A Wed­nes­day evening fire caused sub­stan­tial dam­age to a house at 431 E. But­ler Drive.

Res­i­dents were able to safely flee with their pets. One dog was placed in­side a ve­hi­cle that had been moved from the home’s at­tached garage.

The blaze was dis­cov­ered around 6:30 p.m. and brought fire per­son­nel from sev­eral lo­cal de­part­ments. Close to 20 emer­gency ve­hi­cles were parked out­side the home.

Although re­spon­ders had most of the flames ex­tin­guished shortly af­ter ar­rival, a rear por­tion of the home and an at­tached deck were com­pletely destroyed.

With no hy­drants in the im­me­di­ate area, crews set up a por­ta­ble wa­ter tank along But­ler Drive.

Val­ley Regional, Den­ni­son Twp., Hazle Twp., Su­gar­loaf Twp., Har­wood, Free­land and Foster Twp. fire per­son­nel re­sponded. Free­land police helped di­rect traf­fic around the scene.

JiLL wHALEN / STAFF PHOTO Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guish a blaze at a struc­ture in But­ler Twp. on Wed­nes­day.

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