Family of Seven Displaced by Fire in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE -- A family of seven needs a new place to live after a fire in Pottsville.

No one was inside when the home on East Arch Street caught fire around 9:30 Wednesday night.

Investigators are looking into what may have sparked the flames.

A neighbor across the street was the one to call for help.

"It was a glow. there was glass breaking. Thought he looked up and she said 'is that a fire?' I looked over and it looked like it was starting to conflagrate," said Peggy Schaediger of Pottsville. "Next thing you know, flames started coming out. I called 9-1-1 and said 'get here fast'."

The place is too badly damaged for the family to stay there.

They're being helped by the Red Cross here in Pottsville.

4 comments

  • RJELQ

    Pottsville and the skook are pretty much sewers. People stuck in high school usually only stay in the skook. If u grew up there and were lucky enough to flee, Just read the facebook posts from the people who stayed there, its like the calendar never turned a day from 1999.

  • BARRIOS

    Another Schuylkill County area Beauty story. The area is disgusting anymore, Its a continuing cycle of dysfunction, blight, domestic dispute murders, debilitated structure fires, drug arrests and overdoses, pedophiles and government corruption. Its the weirdest place on the face of the earth.

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