Monday, November 26, 2012
One firefighter suffered injuries at the scene of a fire at an
apartment house in the borough Sunday night, said borough Assistant Fire
Chief Jim O'Brien, who was in charge of the scene.
"Right now, I
don't have a status on him," O'Brien said at 10:52 p.m. Sunday. O'Brien
would not release the name of the firefighter; however he said the
firefighter was taken to one of the Schuylkill Health System hospitals
The fire on the second floor apartment at 327 N.
Front St. was reported at 9:43 p.m., according to a supervisor at County
Communications Center, Pottsville.
The apartment house is owned
by David C. Eckert, 1810 Howard Ave., Pottsville, according to the
online Schuylkill Parcel Locator.
The renters are Jason Dombrosky and Sadie Guitis, O'Brien said.
than 30 firefighters rushed to the scene. With temperatures at
28-degrees, water, which spilled on the street, quickly turned to ice.
The fire was under control by 10:05 p.m., according to the communications supervisor.
included firefighters from Minersville and Pottsville, and Minersville
Ambulance and West Schuylkill ALS, Tremont, according to the