Huge Fire Causes Massive Damage in Tredyffrin
Firefighters from Paoli, Berwyn, Malvern and Radnor are called in as a Tredyffrin House goes up in flames.
No one was injured in a massive house fire in Tredyffrin Township Monday night that required firefighters from three local companies to battle . According to information from the Berwyn Fire Company, the first 9-1-1 call came in at 7:12 p.m. Monday from neighbors who saw the house on fire in the 2000 block of Georgetown Road in Tredyffrin Township.
Radnor Fire Company sent a truck to the Berwyn Firehouse to cover in case of any other emergencies while Berwyn crews were at the fire. "During that time they responded to a street light fire at the intersection Chesterbrook Blvd. and Lee Rd. in Tredyffrin Twp., while Berwyn EMS handled three medical calls," according to the Berwyn Fire Company report.
The Georgetwon Road fire did about $375,000 worth of damage to the house and left the family of three homeless. The American Red Cross helped the residents with immediate needs, including help in getting a place to stay Monday night.
Firefighters from Paoli, Berwyn, and Malvern brought the fire under control in 31 minutes but it took three hours to put the fire out and secure the scene.
According to the Berwyn Fire Company report, the fire may have started under a deck at the back of the house. A preliminary investigaton concluded the fire was an accident. It is being investigated by the Chester County Fire Marshal.
The fire was big enough to slightly distrupt the agenda of Monday night's Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Officials from the Berwyn and and Paoli Fire Companies were supposed to present an monthly report on each company's 9-1-1 calls and budgets. Those reports were moved to the next meeting because the people who give those reports were among the volunteers and career fire company members on the scene of the blaze.