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120 Residents Displaced by Fire at Northside Village Apartments in Cumberland County

A fire at Northside Village apartments in Carlisle, Cumberland County, occurred on Easter Sunday, displacing 120 residents. The incident was reported at 5:43 p.m. at 5 Northside Lane.

The incident was traced back to discarded charcoals from a grill used by a resident on the building’s second-floor open recreation patio. Carlisle Borough Fire Chief Randy O’Donnell, who released a statement on Monday, classified the cause as accidental, noting the resident believed the charcoals and ashes had cooled before disposal.

No injuries to people or pets were reported. The building was rendered uninhabitable for the evening due to extensive smoke and water damage, with plans for a reassessment. The Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania has offered assistance to those affected. Approximately 50 firefighters from six different companies responded to the blaze.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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