No injuries in fire at Lehighton Elderly high-rise
BY TERRY AHNER
No one was injured after a fire broke out Saturday evening at the Lehighton Elderly high-rise.
Borough fire Chief Pat Mriss said firefighters were dispatched at 5:55 p.m. to a fire at the apartment building at 101 South First St.
Upon arrival, Mriss said firefighters encountered smoke conditions.
The initial report was a fire in the stove.
“Minor damage contained to area of stove,” Mriss said. “An occupant from another apartment used a fire extinguisher.”
Mriss said there were no injuries.
A medic unit was requested to evaluate the occupant of the unit involved.
Mriss said the cause of the fire was accidental.
He said firefighters remained on scene for about an hour.
Mriss said also assisting were the Lehighton Police Department, Lehighton Ambulance, and Lehighton fire police.