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Local fire department helps with fire across county line

LEWIS TOWNSHIP – County engines responded to a chimney fire in Northumberland County that shifted to a working structure fire early Monday morning.

The Muncy Volunteer Fire Company and the Muncy Township Fire Company rolled out to a fire on the 600 block of Murray Road in Lewis Township, Northumberland County at around 1 a.m. for a chimney fire that spread to the roof of the building.

Nobody was injured, Doug Funk, the chief of the Warrior Run Area Fire Department, said.

The building’s roof had a number of different layers, which created void spaces that allowed the fire to spread across the length of the roof, according to Funk.

Fire damaged parts of the first floor in the main living area, Funk said. Beside that, most of the fire remained confined to the roof, and did not spread beyond the building itself.

Still, the building is now uninhabitable due to smoke damage throughout the house.

Funk said the building’s three adult occupants and one child are living with family in the meantime, and had homeowners insurance for the property. The occupants’ pets escaped, and nobody involved was injured.

Funk has not yet determined a cause, but said the fire marshal has not yet been called to the scene.

The fire was extinguished, and crews left the scene at 4:30 a.m.

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