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Firefighters Respond to Call at KFC in Pottsville Thursday Night

Scene cleared in about 45 minutes

Firefighters in Pottsville were summoned to the KFC location on Mauch Chunk St. in Pottsville Thursday night for a report of smoke in the restaurant.

A call came in to Schuylkill County’s 9-1-1 communication center a little before 11 p.m. The restaurant was getting a delivery at the time.

According to emergency dispatches, there had been a small fire that allegedly started in a freezer. Calls to the 9-1-1 center indicated that a wiring problem with the freezer may have caused the fire and smoke to accumulate.

The scene at KFC was cleared around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

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