Freezing Water Creates Problems For Pennsylvania Fire Crews

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. --

Freezing water created problems for fire crews in Butler County early Monday morning.

The house along Stephanie Drive in Concord Township caught fire just after 1 a.m. The fire reportedly started in the home's chimney.

Firefighters said water turned to ice as soon as it hit the ground, creating icy streets and dangerous conditions.

"It's so cold that the minute we put water down on the ground everybody's got a slip and fall hazard," said West Sunbury Fire Chief Reid Campell.

Temperatures were in the single digits at the time of the fire.

There were no reported injuries.

It is still unclear what caused the fire.

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