By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Fire crews from Shenandoah tackled the first house fire of 2018 in the borough Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after 2:00pm, Shenandoah firefighters were dispatched for a call reporting smoke in a structure, which was quickly upgraded to a working structure fire at 232 East Lloyd Street.
Temperatures hovered just above 10*F as the firefight began, which created slick and icy conditions for crews.
Fire crews had the bulk of the fire extinguished within half an hour of arrival, and the incident was held to a single alarm.
By 3:15pm, fire crews began to clear the scene and pack up.
Responding to the incident were fire crews from all five Shenandoah fire companies, as well as Mahanoy City West End's Rescue 993.
Assisting at the scene were crews from Shenandoah Ambulance and Shenandoah Fire Police.
The American Red Cross was at the scene as well.