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Fire Damages Red Hill Homes
Written by Larry Roeder, Editor
2022-11-22

 

Please note, the Red Hill Fire Company is soliciting donations for the victims displaced by the fire.  The incident has left all residents homeless and without many essential items to start the recovery process.  The fire company is collecting items such as clothing, food, gift cards, and monetary donations for the victims.  Please see https://www.facebook.com/Thedoghouse71 for more information on how you can help.

 

            Volunteer firefighters were called to the 400 block of Main Street at 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday when fire broke out on the second floor of 438 Main St. in Red Hill.

Firefighters direct a stream of water into the second floor window as flames race

through the second floor. 

 

            The first firefighters to arrive reported flames coming from the second floor of the duplex building.  The fire quickly spread to the third floor. 

            Aerial firetrucks were set up in the front and rear of the structure to facilitate the firefighter's operation and water was used from a hydrant in the 500 block of Main Street. Traffic was detoured around the scene from Sixth and Main streets to Fourth and Main streets in the borough.

            After firefighters knocked down the bulk of the fire, the stubborn blaze continued to burn within hidden areas of the structure.  Firefighters were still encountering flames as they opened up walls, ceilings, and the roof at 1:15 p.m.  Emergency service personnel were still on the scene at 2:30 p.m.

            According to Montgomery County property records, 438 Main St. is owned by Janet and Dennis Porter.  The adjacent home, owned by 440 Main St. Tosco, LLC, also sustained considerable damage.

            No damage estimate was available as the Town and Country went to press.

            The Red Cross was called to care for four adults and three dogs.

            In addition to Red Hill, fire companies also responding were East Greenville, Gilbertsville, Green Lane, Pennsburg, New Hanover, Souderton, Upper Frederick, and Upper Salford from Montgomery County

            Milford Township, Quakertown, and Trumbauersville responded from Bucks County and from Berks County, Eastern Berks, Hereford, and Boyertown fire companies.

            Emergency medical units responding included Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance, Bally, Plymouth Community Ambulance, and Freedom Valley Medical Rescue.

            Canteen units from North Penn Goodwill also responded.


 

 

 

 

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