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Fire heavily damages washateria on Porters Chapel



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Damage to the washateria. Photo by David Day
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Fire heavily damaged a washateria on Porters Chapel just before 11 p.m. on Friday night.

A neighbor noticed an unusual amount of smoke in the area and went to investigate. They saw smoke and flames coming from the structure that is used to wash clothes for a nearby nursing home.

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The scene of the fire on Porters Chapel. Photo by David Day

The first unit to arrive at the location reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the structure.

Battalion 1, Michael Walker, took command of the scene. Platform 1 and Ladder 3 along with Rescue worked the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No injuries were reported and units cleared the scene an hour and a half after arriving on the scene of the fire.

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