Fire Forces Family Out of Home


WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A family in Schuylkill County is homeless for the holidays after fire tore through their home.

The fire started around 12:30 p.m. on West Coal Street in West Mahanoy Township.

Firefighters from several departments were called in to put out the flames.

We’re told they had to cut a hole in the roof to get to the fire.

Family members were home at the time. Everyone got out safely.

Fire officials are investigating how the blaze started.