By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Two were injured, and two others and a dog were displaced after a Saturday morning blaze on Shenandoah's east end.
According to Shenandoah Police patrolman David Stamets, there were at least two injuries, to two individuals who were inside a home at 326 East Centre Street where the fire began just after 10:00am.
The home is posted unfit for human inhabitation, and Stamets noted "We've been here a ton of times too. We'd get reports that someone would say they'd seem them, and we've been here a lot, trying to make sure they weren't here. You do the best you can."
Rainis noted the fire began in 326, a vacant home with no utilities, and spread to 324.
"324 has minor to moderate damage, and 326 is a total loss," said Rainis. "The 326 property, where it looks like it started, that was a vacant home."
Rainis added that one of the injured persons was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and that the American Red Cross is assisting the family at 324. Displaced from there are two residents and their dog.
The second alarm blaze brought fire crews from across northern Schuylkill County to the scene to assist the Shenandoah Fire Department.
Fire crews from Mahanoy City, Englewood, Shenandoah Heights, Ringtown, Pottsville, Frackville, and others assisted at the scene, along with Shenandoah Ambulance, Shenandoah Police, and Shenandoah Fire Police.
The fire was brought under control by 11:30am, and assisting units were released thereafter.
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