Women Alert Harrisburg, PA, Neighbors to House Fire

April 11, 2024
A man jumped out of a second-floor window to escape the blaze, Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said.

Notified by their Ring doorbell, two women alerted the neighbor across the street about a growing fire.

The man was hurt when he jumped from the second floor in the rear of the building, Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline told WGAL. The resident will be OK. 

The fire damaged five units in a row of 12 rowhomes. The rowhome in the middle is uninhabitable.

Enterline said crews responded quickly and it could have been worse.

The response was made more challenging by a townhome fire just across the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, that started at nearly the same time.

Enterline said their uptown engine was already headed to that fire when the call came in for Harrisburg. And they had to turn that engine around.

The cause remains under investigation. 

One person was injured after crews battled a rowhome fire in Harrisburg. According to emergency dispatch, fire crews were sent to a rowhome along the 600 block of Ross Street in Harrisburg around 6 a.m. on April 11 for multiple homes catching fire: https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/fire-rowhome-harrisburg-dauphin-county/521-914bac3f-3ec4-4fbd-b6f7-ba818b4e4c24
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