House Fire in Piedmont
The Piedmont and Spring Garden fire departments battled a huge, two story house fire over the weekend. Shortly after 5:30 Saturday afternoon, the Piedmont Department received a call regarding a house fire in the 100 block of Calhoun Street, with the first of three responding fire engines arriving within three minutes of the call. Firefighters arrived to find flames already shooting through the roof of the large home, and at that point contacted the Spring Garden Fire Department for assistance. The blaze was soon brought under control; crews then re-entered the home and completely extinguished the fire. Officials state that crews were on the scene just under four hours and fortunately no one was at home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured. The fire is believed to have started as the result of an electrical short in a first floor wall. Piedmont Police, the Piedmont Rescue Squad, and Piedmont Power & Light also responded to the scene.