Firefighter Slightly Injured In House Fire

The Chester County Fire Marshal has made a preliminary ruling on the cause of the Sunday night fire.

A Berwyn Fire Company firefighter suffered a minor leg injury while fighting a house fire Sunday night in Tredyffrin. An unidentified firefighter was treated at Paoli hospital for a minor ankle injury suffered while fighting the fire in the 400 block of Berwyn Baptist Road.

Berwyn Fire Company Assistant Chief Eamon Brazunas says the blaze caused  an estimated $50,000 in property damage and as much as $50,000 in damage to the contents of the home. A report on the Berwyn Fire Company website says a properly-functioning automatic fire alarm triggered the 9-1-1 call and may have saved the home from even more extensive damage.

According to the Fire Company website the cause of blaze has been ruled  accidental by the fire marshal who was called to the scene as part of routine procedure. The fire started in a basement utility room, according to the Fire Company report.

No one was home when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. Once firefighters made it past a locked driveway entrance gate they could see smoke and a call went out for assistance from the Radnor, Paoli, Malvern and Valley Forge fire companies. The fire was placed under control at 9:13 p.m.

One cat was rescued from inside the home and is reported recovering with its owners.

You can read more details about the fire here on the Berwyn Fire Company website.

Marc December 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM
The fire company had a busy schedule Sunday night. After delivering Santa to the Berwyn Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and having their picture taken with Star the reindeer, they then went off to fight the fire described above. Hope the injured firefighter fully recovers. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and capable volunteers in our community.


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