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Crews work to extinguish Freemansburg row home fire

Published On: May 13 2013 11:02:33 AM EDT   Updated On: May 16 2013 03:22:25 PM EDT
Freemansburg fire

Crews are working to put out a fire at a row home in a Northampton County borough Monday morning.

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. at 204 Juniata Street in Freemansburg.

Officials said heavy smoke was seen coming from the second story bedroom window when crews arrived on the scene.


All of the occupants were already out of the structure.

The fire was contained to the master bedroom, and was brought under control within 30 minutes.

The second floor sustained smoke damage and water damage on the first floor.

Richard Buskirk and Crystal Anderson, along with their three children, were displaced from the home, officials said.

The home next door--202 Juniata St. -- also sustained smoke and water damage. Residents at this house -- Andrew and Sandra Brodhead and their son -- were also displaced.

The Red Cross is arranging temporary housing for the families.

There are no injuries reported, and there's no word on what sparked the fire.

The Anderson Buskirk Foundation has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help the family, which includes three children. Donations are being accepted at any Wells Fargo branch.