Pennsylvania Firefighters Handle Basement Fire

Economy Borough, PA - Firefighters from three communities battled this blaze just before midnight on April 9th at 133 Pinehurst Drive in Economy Borough.

Economy Fire Department, along with Economy EMS, was dispatched on the initial alarm.

First arriving police units reported heavy smoke showing from the split-level residential structure and reported that for the time being anyway, the fire was confined to the basement and garage areas of this residence.

The fire quickly spread. Command soon requested additional units from neighboring Big Knob (New Sewickley Township) and Conway Fire Departments.

The fire was declared under control just after 1a.m.

More than 50 firefighters remained on the scene for several hours performing cleanup.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.