RINGTOWN - Around 4:00pm on Friday afternoon, firefighters from Ringtown Valley, Sheppton-Oneida, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City, and Aristes were dispatched to 198 East Main Street in Ringtown borough for a smoke in a structure call.
Crews arrived on-scene to find fire in the basement. A 2nd Alarm was struck, bringing units from Hometown, Ryan Township, Hometown, and Shenandoah Heights to the scene.
The fire was brought under control in just over an hour.
The American Red Cross is assisting four displaced by the fire, and a Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is investigating.