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Memorial Day Structure Fire at PennDOT Facility

The Waynesburg – Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, along with fire-fighters from Jefferson, Carmichaels and Cumberland Township, Center Township, and Rice’s Landing Fire Companies, had their Memorial Day holiday interrupted by a call of a structure fire at the PennDOT facility on Jefferson Road in Franklin Twp.  The initial call came in around 4:48 PM as a fire alarm activation and was quickly followed by reports of smoke and fire showing.  Fire-Fighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions upon arrival.  Multiple master streams were used to overcome the extreme conditions.

The facility was vacant at the time of the fire due to the holiday.  The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal were asked to respond and investigate the cause of the fire.  One fire-fighter was treated for a minor injury on scene by EMS Southwest.