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Fire damages basement of unoccupied South Whitehall home


Special to The Press

South Whitehall fire departments were dispatched 7:04 p.m. on Aug. 12 for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a home at 3221 Kingston Place, South Whitehall Township.

First reports from South Whitehall police confirmed smoke was coming from the roof area of the home.

On arrival of fire units, a working fire was discovered in the basement of the unoccupied home.

Crews attacked the fire and quickly extinguished it without creating significant additional damage to the property.

The fire is under investigation by South Whitehall Fire Inspector John Frantz.

PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Volunteer firefighters on the scene of a basement fire 7:04 p.m. Aug. 12 at 3221 Kingston Place, South Whitehall.
Cetronia Firefighter Andrew Kloss leaves the dwelling after attacking the basement fire at the unoccupied house.
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND South Whitehall Fire Commissioner Chris Kiskeravage consults with Greenawalds Fire Chief Andrew Garger about the extent of the basement fire at 3221 Kingston Place, South Whitehall.