Spring Township house fire injures two firefighters


No residents were injured in a Tuesday house fire, according to Pleasant Gap Fire Company. The fire company said the residents would stay with relatives until they are allowed to return.

Two firefighters sustained injuries, according to Pleasant Gap Fire Company Chief Lou Brungard, who said the first responders would be OK.

The fire began at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday at 117 Limestone Drive in Spring Township. The fire was reportedly “well-involved.” Officials said the fire was contained mostly to the garage, where two cars were declared losses due to damage.

The home’s adjoining walls also sustained fire damage. The entire home had smoke damage.

“It was a really quick and coordinated effort when everyone arrived and stopped fire from progressing to the main residence,” Brungard said. “The initial knock down happened within 10 minutes. It took about an hour to 90 minutes to feel confident we truly gained control.”

A designed parting wall between the garage and the house, plus two efficient fire hydrants near the home, contributed to the firefighters salvaging the building.

The origination and cause of the fire is under investigation, Brungard said.

Undine, Logan and Centre Hall fire companies also responded to the fire. About 40 firefighters responded to the fire.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli