Major fire hits Sunbury homes

Sunbury_fire_photo_by_Karen_Ranck
Sunbury fire photo by Karen Ranck

SUNBURY – Firefighters were on the scene of a large fire in Sunbury for five hours yesterday and five homes were damaged on Chestnut Street.  The fire was first reported around 4 p.m. at 253 and 255 Chestnut Street.  It then spread to 257 Chestnut and 249 and 245 Chestnut.  The fire took two hours to bring under control and all residents were accounted for and uninjured.

 

A state police fire marshal will be on the scene today investigating the cause of the fire.  Firefighters from Northumberland, Coal Township, Selinsgrove, Shamokin, Upper Augusta, Lower Augusta and Point Township helped Sunbury firefighters battle the large fire.

 

The Daily Item reports Brad Niemec and Meghan Beck co-own 253 and 255 Chestnut and they have insurance.  Eugene Heller and Lorri Aucker own 249 Chestnut and are also insured.  The Red Cross is assisting the residents in four of the homes and one home was vacant.  (Ali Stevens)