Breaking News: Structure fire 110 Record Ave Punxsy

Staff Writer

On Thursday afternoon, two families who live in a duplex at 108 and 110 Record Ave., Punxsutawney, were alerted to the possibility of a fire in the attic by a smoke alarm. All three Punxsutawney Fire Companies were dispatched to the possibility of a fire in the duplex with various units responding to the scene to fight the fire— Elk Run's Engine-30 and Squad-30; Central's Engine 20-1 and Rescue-20; and Lindsey's Engine-40, Rescue-40 and Tower-40.

Punxsutawney Borough Police were first on scene and said that light smoke was showing from the attic. Josh McAfoos, Elk Run assistant chief, was running the scene and said that they had a little bit of smoke conditions, and Officer Jeff Winfield confirmed that there was a fire. "Central's and Elk Run's crew made a good hit and found the burnt wire in the attic, and then we sent a crew to the other side of the duplex, and everything was good," McAfoos explained.

The Punxsutawney Fire Department was assisted at the scene by McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company and Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company for RIT. In addition to Punxsutawney Borough Police, they were also assisted by Jefferson County EMS.

The Red Cross was going to look into housing for the families as the electric was turned off after the fire.