New Castle News


February 23, 2013

Perry Township fire damages trailer

NEW CASTLE — Firefighters responded to a trailer fire in Perry Township Friday afternoon.

According to Brian Partridge, assistant chief of the Wurtemburg-Perry Volunteer Fire Department, the call came in shortly before 2:30 p.m. for 5225 Portersville Road.

At the scene, firefighters discovered smoke coming from a double-wide trailer, Partridge said. He added crews were able to contain the fire to the living room of the trailer.

He said no one was injured, although one person was in the trailer at the time.

A state police fire marshal was summoned to investigate the blaze. Partridge said his department remained on the scene with the fire marshal until 5:30 p.m.

The name of the owner of the trailer was unavailable.

In addition to Wurtemburg-Perry firefighters, the Portersville, Ellwood City, Wayne and Franklin departments responded.

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