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Fire damages house in Doylestown


Firefighters battled a blaze that damaged a house in Doylestown Borough in the predawn hours Sunday.

No one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries reported, Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 said on its Facebook page.

Doylestown and surrounding fire companies were dispatched at 5:07 a.m. to a reported building fire. Central Bucks Regional Police arrived in the area, reporting a working fire at a house on the first block of Chapman Avenue.

Doylestown Battalion Chief 19 Lori Westover arrived to find a two-story, single family house with fire venting from the roof. After initially fighting the fire with a hand-held hose line and searching the house to make certain no one was inside, firefighters vented the structure.

Due to fire conditions, crews were then removed from the house and Doylestown Fire Co. Tower 79’s “master stream” was used to knock down the bulk of the fire. Crews were on scene for about three hours before it was handed over to the Doylestown Borough and Bucks County fire marshals.

Assisting were: Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services; Midway Volunteer Fire Company; Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company; Lingohocken Fire Company; and Warwick Township Fire Company No. 1.

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