HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire that left a family of 13 homeless in Harrisburg on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21.
According to Progress Fire 32, they assisted crews from Harrisburg with a structure fire that occurred in the 1000 block of South 18th Street in the city.
Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline told abc27 that the fire started in the basement furnace and was accidental.
Crews needed to break windows in the upper floors of the structure to fight the fire, which spread from the basement to the first and second floors.
According to the fire chief, there were no injuries and the family is currently being assisted by the Red Cross.
The chief also said that all floors of the house were affected and preliminary estimates for the house and its contents exceed $150,000.
Firefighters from Susquehanna Township also responded to the scene.