The Southern Chester County Weeklies (http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com)

Fire damages home in Penn


By Chris Barber, Avon Grove Sun

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PENN -- Firefighters responded to fires in a home in the 100 block of Sunnyside Road -- once on Tuesday and again in the early hours of Wednesday.

The West Grove Fire Company got the first call at 6:35 p.m. for flames in the garage. That fire was brought under control by 9 p.m. and caused about $20,000 in damage, said Chester County Fire Marshal Russ Kilmer.

Then at 2:32 a.m., the fire flared up causing the fire companies to return. The damage at that time was between $120, 000 and $130,000. Kilmer said. He added that in his estimation the home was totally destroyed.

No one was hurt, and the family got out in time, Kilmer said.

He said there was no lack of water to quench the flames.

In addition to all three West Grove Fire stations (West Grove, New London and London Britain) the following fire companies responded: Avondale, Kennett, Oxford’s Union, Cochranville and Unionville’s PoMarLin.