Fire displaces West Chester family

A family has been temporarily displaced following a house fire Thursday night, officials said. The fire started about 8:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Dean Street, according to West Chester Fire Chief Michael Cotter. “I was the first to arrive and I saw smoke coming out of three or four windows of a second floor bedroom,” Cotter said Friday.

The fire was contained to the bedroom, he said. The rest of the house suffered some smoke and water damage, he said. Chester County Chief Fire Marshal Harrison Holt said the fire caused roughly $40,000 in damage. The cause is still under investigation, but is not considered suspicious, he said. “Our crews got in and knocked it out quick,” Cotter said. “They did a great job – the got there quickly … We had it under control within about 10 minutes of getting there.” The house’s residents escaped safely. No injuries were reported. The home will need to undergo restoration before residents can return, Cotter said. The victims went to stay with loved ones, Cotter said. For the full article check out!

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