Pa. fire station catches fire

A wall-mounted space heater set off the blaze that was contained to the chief's office


The Erie Times-News

ERIE, Pa., — Members of the West Lake Fire Department in Millcreek Township are cleaning up this morning after a fire broke out in their station on Thursday night.

The fire was spotted shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the chief's office at the fire station, 3762 West Lake Road, department President Gary Rictor said this morning.

The fire broke out in a wall-mounted space heater in the office. Two department members doused the fire with an extinguisher and a hose, Rictor said.

There were no injuries in the fire. The fire was contained to the office, but there was smoke damage throughout the station, Rictor said.

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