By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - One home was damaged by fire Wednesday afternoon in downtown Shenandoah, after fire crews were able to stop its spread to adjoining row homes.
Shortly after 5:00pm, fire crews were called to the area of 1 South Ferguson Street in the borough for reports of a working structure fire.
The address was quickly corrected to 27 South Jardin Street, where firefighters found heavy fire at the rear of a home, sending smoke high into the sky, visible from all ends of the borough.
A second alarm was also struck, bringing fire crews from Shenandoah Heights, Ringtown, Mahanoy City, Frackville, and Englewood to the scene.
Firefighters had the bulk of the flames contained within an hour, with fire crews remaining on scene for roughly an hour and a half, extinguishing hotspots and cleaning up the scene.
No one was injured, and two were displaced as a result. The home is owned by 45-year-old Francisco Ramirez, of Shenandoah.
A State Police fire marshal was called in to investigate, and determined the cause of the fire was accidental, originating in the kitchen.
Responding to the scene were firefighters from all five Shenandoah fire companies, Mahanoy City's West End and Citizens, Ringtown Valley, Shenandoah Heights, Englewood, and Frackville.
Assisting on scene were EMS units from Shenandoah, Frackville, and Mahanoy City, as well as police officers from Shenandoah and Mahanoy Township.