By Kaylee Lindenmuth
BROWNSVILLE - A smoke investigation call for William Penn fire was quickly upgraded to a structure fire as flames damaged a shed in the West Mahanoy Township village of Brownsville Sunday evening.
At 7:28pm, a fire chief from the William Penn Fire Company was dispatched to 1159 West Centre Street on a smoke investigation, where a caller reported a smell of smoke in the area.
Police arrived on scene and advised a shed in the area may be the source of the smoke, and William Penn's Engine 888 was added to the call.
William Penn's fire chief arrived on scene shortly after and confirmed a working shed fire on the property of 1169 West Centre, adding crews from Shenandoah, Shenandoah Heights, Altamont, Mahanoy City, and Girardville to the call.
According to fire radio communications, the fire was reported under control by 7:51pm, when Girardville and Mahanoy City units were cleared from the scene.
Crews from Shenandoah and West Mahanoy Township remained on scene until shortly after 8:30pm.
Responding to the scene were crews from Shenandoah's Rescue Hook & Ladder and Columbia fire companies, Mahanoy City West End, Shenandoah Heights, Altamont, William Penn, and Girardville's Rangers Fire Company.
Assisting at the scene were West Mahanoy Township police.
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