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Police Respond to Burglar Alarm, Find Working Fire in West Deer Twp.

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | December 26, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 122920108

West Deer Twp., PA – Just before 6:30 A.M. on December 26, 2020, West Deer Police responded to TNT Metals, located along Frontier Drive, for a burglar alarm activation.

Police arrived and notified dispatch that there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the building and requested the fire department to respond. Firefighters arrived and began to attack the fire, but were hampered due to combustible metals inside the building, lack of access to the exterior, and snowy weather conditions. Mutual aid was requested from several companies to assist.

Crews worked for several hours opening up holes in the walls to get to the bulk of the fire before it was brought under control. Crews then remained on-scene for several more hours before fire units were able to clear the scene.

There were no injuries reported and the fire is now under investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.