UPDATE: CFD released the following statement after the fire.
At 12:54 AM., the Chambersburg Fire Department was alerted to 271 S. 6th Street, in the Borough of Chambersburg, for a report of a house fire. While units were responding Franklin County dispatch advised that a passer-by caller stated they could see smoke coming out of the second floor of the home and that they could hear the smoke detectors sounding. Initial units arrived at 12:58 to find a two-story, single-family home, with smoke coming from the second floor windows to the rear of the home.
Once crews entered the home, they encountered smoke conditions on both floors and the fire was located in a storage area and hallway on the first floor. Crews also found that the fire had extended to the room directly above fire on the second floor. The fire was extinguished by initial crews within twenty-minutes.
There were no occupants home at the time of the fire. One dog and one cat died in the fire.
No fire fighter injuries occurred. Currently, the cause of the fire is undetermined; Preliminary estimates of damage are approximately $100,000.00.
A total of 53 personnel were on the scene. Companies that responded were as follows: Chambersburg Fire Department, Franklin Fire Department, Fayetteville Fire Department, Marion.
02 January 2024- A house fire in the Borough of Chambersburg last night leads to multiple companies being called to assist with a large blaze.
Crews were called to the 200 Block of S Sixth Street just before 1am on January 2nd for smoke showing from a building. Crews located and extinguished the fire that burned from the first to second floors. Using a roof ventilation, crews were on scene for just over 3 hours.
Fire personnel from at least Chambersburg Fire Department and Franklin Fire were called to assist in the blaze, which took an extended amount of time and a working fire designation to extinguish.
News Talk 1037FM is awaiting details from CFD on the condition of anyone in the home as well as a cause. As of right now, both of those details are unknown.