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Firefighters Battle Blaze in New Philadelphia

Third house fire in two months for New Philly

Firefighters from across Schuylkill County spent Saturday afternoon battling a house fire in New Philadelphia.

A second alarm fire was reported at 36 Water St. in the borough before 4 p.m. Fire crews from as far away as McAdoo were at the scene.

A firefighter tends to a minor flare-up at neighboring 34 Water St. in New Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. The home next door was severely damaged in a second-alarm fire today. (Coal Region Canary photos)
A firefighter tends to a minor flare-up at neighboring 34 Water St. in New Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. The home next door was severely damaged in a second-alarm fire today. (Coal Region Canary photos)

According to a Facebook post from Good Intent Fire Company in New Philly, heavy fire started at 36 Water St. Fire spread to a neighboring property at 34 Water St., which is at the corner of Water and Lombard streets.

As The Canary arrived, fire crews had successfully tamed the worst of the blaze.

This is the third New Philadelphia house fire in two months, according to the fire department.

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