Volunteer firefighters in the region were kept very busy Thursday night responding to a garage fire on East Water Street in Muncy and an oven fire on Allegheny Street in Jersey Shore that temporarily displaced a family of four.
Muncy Area firefighters were dispatched to 117 E. Water St. just before 6 p.m. When they arrived, a one-car garage was engulfed in flames and fire had already spread to a small shed about 20 feet away.
The fire was knocked down in about 15 minutes. There were no reports of injuries. A state police fire marshal was expected to visit the scene today to help investigators determine the origin and cause of the fire. Storage items were in the structures. The names of the property owners were not available.
In Jersey Shore, two adults and two children are getting emergency assistance from the local chapter of the American Red Cross following a small kitchen fire in their third-floor apartment at 1024 Allegheny St..
The fire broke out just after 7 p.m. and was extinguished within minutes, according to Matt Brown, an assistant fire chief with the Independent Hose Co.
The origin of the fire was the stove, he said. The family should be able to move back into the apartment within a week or sooner once minor repairs are completed, he added.
Several fire companies from Lycoming County were dispatched to 9170 Susquehanna Trail in Northumberland County to handle a brush fire that was endangering a structure about 4:20 p.m. Thursday.
Details on that incident were not available as of presstime.