Marion house fire: Firefighters successfully stop fire spread

Firefighters from Marion, Fayetteville and Chambersburg successfully stopped the spread of a house fire Sunday in the 2900 block of Molly Pitcher Highway. The fire call for “smoke inside” the home went out at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Marion Volunteer Fire Company 8 arrived with smoke showing and requested the Working Fire Dispatch. Franklin Fire Company Engine 43 arrived with Company 8, pulling a second attack line, and going to the second floor.

As units from Franklin Fire Company pulled up at the scene, an additional 911 call reported fire in the residence.


Firefighters from Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department Squad 7 also responded to the fire, arriving to find a small fire in the corner of a wall with extension into the second floor. The fire was knocked within minutes.

The squad immediately sent inside to relieve initial crews and opened the fire floor checking for hot spots. The squad returned to service just after 3 a.m.

Crews opened up the structure and found fire running down the interior walls. Firefighters stopped the fire spread and minimized further damage to the house.

Firefighting crews were at the scene for just over an hour.

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