Fire rips through Harrisburg row homes


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Harrisburg Firefighter was hurt while responding to a row home fire.

Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said the firefighter was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center after falling from the roof of one of the homes. Enterline says that firefighter is in good condition. He was released from the medical center this morning.

The fire started at home on Briggs Street between 20th and Poplar Streets around 10 p.m. Saturday.

“We have about five buildings affected,” said Enterline. “We had about three involved heavily upon our arrival.”

Enterline said investigators originally thought one man was trapped inside of a home but later found him safe.

There no other injuries reported.

Harrisburg Fire does not yet know how many families are displaced.

“Every unit that i’m looking at is significantly damaged,” said Enterline.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Several departments provided mutual aid.

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