Shickshinny firemen fought a pre – dawn blaze Saturday morning in a home at 16 Crary Street... off Glenn Avenue. Reports from the scene say the fire began on the second floor around 5 O'clock. Shickshinny initially called for units from the Berwick Fire Department for mutual aid... and also called for help from engine companies and manpower from Mocanaqua, Hunlock Creek and Huntington Township. Cause of Saturday morning's fire in Shickshinny remains under investigation.
Bloomsburg volunteer firemen were called to 570 East 2nd Street early Saturday morning. An audible fire alarm was going off in one of the apartments in the building... and that prompted town fire sirens to go off around 1:05 AM The department checking out the scene.... by sending a couple of pieces of apparatus to the the address. No fire was found.
Only a hand full of homes and businesses in the PPL service area remain without power, but are expected to get their electricity back sometime Saturday. It's all do to Hurricane Irene which cruised through central and eastern Pennsylvania last weekend. The storm was the second worst in the utility's history when measured by both the number of trouble locations — 3,200 — and number of affected customers — about 415,000. As for daybreak Saturday... six locations were without power in Columbia County... where there were initially 6,696 outages reported. Those without power were in Benton and Sugarloaf Townships. Other scattered outages were in Monroe, pike and Wayne Counties.