DARBY TOWNSHIP — Fire forced the evacuation of a home on the 600 block of Sharon Avenue Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. A small dog that was overcome by smoke was revived by first responders.

Police and firefighters were alerted at 2:40 p.m. for the report for a fire in a third-floor bedroom.

Darby Township Police Chief Mike Sousa said police arrived on location to find a light haze in the home, as they were investigating the fire took off on the third floor, filling the home with smoke.

All the occupants safely evacuated, however a small dog was overcome by the smoke. Emergency personnel revived the pet, which was being taken to a veterinarian to be checked.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the third floor and had the fire under control in 20 minutes. 

Firefighters could be seen using a hose through the front third-floor window to extinguish the blaze. They used smoke ejectors to clear the home.

Sousa said the case of the fire was under investigation by the fire marshal.

Folcroft, Goodwill, Briarcliff, Glenolden, Yeadon,Lansdowne, Darby 04, Sharon Hill, Prospect Park and Holmes were among the companies dispatched and on location.


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