ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Fire departments responded to a house fire on Monday night in Altoona.
The Chief of the Lakemont Fire Department, Mike Yon, says that crews were called to a home on the 800 block of Frankstown Road for a report of a fire and entrapment. He said that two people and three pets were able to get out of the home without any injuries.
According to the chief, there are no hydrants in the area and multiple tankers had to be called to bring water to the scene. The road was shut down for an extended time due to the fire department’s activity.
“It’s salvageable, It’s gonna need some work. There is some holes in the roof, the AD corner was involved when I got here and it was pretty much stopped there. But the fire got up into the ceiling and ran a little bit,” Yon said.
The fire was under control within 15 minutes after crews got on the scene, according to Yon. Fire departments that responded to the scene include Lakemont, Newburg, Hollidaysburg, Geeseytown, Duncansville, Bellwood and more.
The Red Cross has been contacted and are helping the people who lived there. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the State Police Fire Marshall is investigating.