Crews battle another house fire 24 hours after initial blaze

Twenty-four hours after crews battled a house fire on Chestnut Street in Derry Borough, several local fire departments responded to the same location for a report of a blaze around 3:15 a.m. today, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher. Crews responded to 316 Chestnut St., and the situation was cleared before 6 a.m. A 911 dispatcher said “leftover embers” may have caused the fire Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Jeremiah Thomas and his six of his children, ages 7 to 18, safely escaped the house fire on Chestnut Street, which was first reported around 3:35 a.m. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

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