Thursday, August 9, 2012
A fire gutted a two-story Log College Drive home Thursday afternoon.
No one was injured when flames tore through a house in the 1100 block of Log College Drive in Warminster Thursday afternoon. Warminster Fire Marshal Dan Laurich said his office is investigating the possibility that lightning struck the home just before the fire. Storms were moving through the township at around 4 p.m. "A heard a boom just before I saw the fire trucks," said a neighbor at the scene. The neighbor did not wish to have her name published. Arriving firefighters and police, reported heavy flames coming from the house. The fire marshal said the residents were home at the time of fire and had escaped from the structure, which was rendered uninhabitable. Fire crews used several water lines, including a ladder truck and squirt unit…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Warminster fire crews responded to the house fire on Fox Hunt Lane Wednesday evening.
A fire on the upper floor of a home on Fox Hunt Lane drew engines from Warminster and Hartsville Wednesday evening. Sirens started blaring around 6:15 p.m., and the fire was under control shortly after 7 p.m. No injuries were reported. According to Warminster Fire Chief Mitch Shapiro, the fire started from the wall cavity in the second floor of the home located in the neighborhood behind the Warminster Square Shopping Center. The cause for the blaze is still under investigation.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A fire at a building on Louis Drive in Warminster remains under investigation.
Update, June 28, 7 a.m.: The cause of Tuesday night's fire at Americor Press is currently "undetermined," Warminster Fire Marshal Dan Laurich said Wednesday afternoon. As of Wednesday afternoon, Laurich said he does not believe the fire, which was contained to a portion of the loading dock, a trailer filled with paper and a dumpster, is connected to a similar April fire at the IWOC direct mail facility off Jacksonville Road. Tuesday night's fire was reported to 9-1-1 by a passing motorist. Fire crews from several departments promptly responded and contained the flames. Original story: A fire at the Americor Press facility at 880 Louis Drive late Tuesday night destroyed a nearly 50-foot-long white trailer and caused damage to the large …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Firefighters from several local departments responded to the call early Wednesday morning.
A fire that started in a refrigerated cheese display case caused serious smoke and water damage to the Acme store in the Davisville Shopping Center early Wednesday morning. What caused the case to catch fire remains under investigation by Warminster Fire Marshal Dan Laurich, officials said. Fire crews were dispatched to the Acme at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for a water-flow alarm. When the first firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was seen pouring from the building, which was not staffed by an overnight stocking crew, Warminster Fire Department Chief Mitch Shapiro said. Sprinklers inside the store had contained the fire to the deli area, but the store was filled with heavy smoke conditions, the chief told Patch. Forceable entry was used to…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Early reports of entrapment proved false, fire officials said.
A fire caused by a burning bush threatened several units at the Jefferson on the Creek apartment complex Thursday night. The bush caught fire due to freshly spread mulch that was placed against the building and around the shrubs, Fire Marshal Dan Laurich said. Mulch can self-combust due to heat caused by its breakdown in warm temperatures - much like Thursday's. Fire crews were dispatched by the county at 7:07 p.m. and found the fire, which caused damage to the facade of the first and second floors of the apartment building, nearly extinguished. Firefighters then went to work checking that flames did not spread into the building and ventilate smoke out of the units, Warminster Fire Department Chief Mitch Shapiro told Patch. Callers first …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Crews from Northampton, Upper Southampton, Ivyland and Warminster responded to a home blaze Friday morning.
A home on Pulinksi Dr. in Northampton was heavily damaged by a fire early Friday morning. Responders from Northampton were first on the scene, just before 2 a.m., said Northampton Fire Marshal Frank Fenton. Upper Southampton, Ivyland and Warminster fire crews arrived shortly after and helped get the blaze under control in approximately 40 minutes. The fire began in the garage, Fenton said, and stayed mostly contained in that area, save for the upper attic area of the main house. The rest of the home suffered broken windows and water damage. Northampton Fire Marshal Frank Fenton has been on the scene all morning investigating the incident, but has not determined the cause of the fire.