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PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDAfter making a quick stop Dec. 20, 2019, for a garage fire at 3514 Broadway, South Whitehall, firefighters confirm the fire is extinguished. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDAfter making a quick stop Dec. 20, 2019, for a garage fire at 3514 Broadway, South Whitehall, firefighters confirm the fire is extinguished. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photogrphy

Burning wood pellets damage S. Whitehall garage

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn, Western Salisbury and Alburtis firefighters, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched 10:55 a.m. Dec. 20, 2019, for a structure fire at 3514 Broadway, South Whitehall.

Property owner Luis Alvarez reportedly opened the door of a pellet stove used to warm his garage allowing some burning pellets to fall on wood stored under the stove.

The fire quickly burned some of the corner of the garage, damaging the interior and melting siding on the outside.

Cetronia firefighters, first on scene, quickly attacked the fire using water from a hose.

There was minimum damage to the garage.