Basement fire leaves tenants displaced

A basement fire left an unknown number of tenants in an apartment building at 1644 Catherine St. displaced around 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Williamsport Bureau of Fire Chief Mark Killian said the blaze was put out in 15 minutes. The apartment suffered limited damage, which forced tenants to be displaced for the night.

The cause of fire is under investigation, he said.

City police as well as Loyalsock Township and Old Lycoming Township volunteer fire companies also responded to the scene.