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Boggs Township apartment fire displaces 2; no injuries reported

A firemen sprays burned furniture after a fire in a building at 320 Kifer Road outside of Milesburg, Pa., that burned the inside of an apartment on the second floor, April 14, 2014.
A firemen sprays burned furniture after a fire in a building at 320 Kifer Road outside of Milesburg, Pa., that burned the inside of an apartment on the second floor, April 14, 2014. CDT photo

An afternoon apartment fire in Boggs Township displaced at least two tenants.

The fire, which began at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, started in second-story apartment at 320 Kifer Road. The building housed eight apartments, according to owner Jim Condo. No injuries were reported.

Jim Urban, who works with Seven Mountains EMS Council, heard the tones and responded, only to find out it was his own apartment that was on fire.

“I was at work,” he said.

The fire was reported when tenants from other units noticed it.

“I heard the glass breaking,” said William Shutt, who lives in the unit below. Another neighbor called 911 while he rescued his dog, Pikachu.

Melissa Conway’s boyfriend called her at work.

“That’s not a good phone call to get,” she said. She rushed home to see if her apartment was damaged. She also was the first one to let Condo know the building was on fire.

Firefighters from Citizens Fire Company in Milesburg, just around the corner from the scene, were there quickly, with assistance from Undine and Snow Shoe companies.

Condo said the building was insured. Shutt said he thinks he will be displaced because of water damage. Citizens Chief Brian Burns was not able to comment on specifics at the scene.

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