Fire Damages Friendship Hose Company in Sunbury

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 08/15 2014 11:45AM

Updated 08/15 2014 05:55PM

Sunbury, Northumberland County-  Fire crews battled a three alarm fire at the Friendship Hose Company  in Sunbury.   The fierce fire destroyed the fire house.  Several major roads in the area are also closed while crews clean up the scene.
   The fire started around 6:30 Friday morning on 10th Street in Sunbury.  It started in the kitchen and quickly spread throughout the building.
    Fire crews were able to remove their equipment in time but they say the building is in ruins.
Fortunately no injuries are reported and the fire company is keeping their equipment with other area fire departments until they can fire out a plan.
State Police are investigating but they say the fire is not suspicious...
Sunbury Riverfest is still scheduled to take place this weekend...but there are several detours in place 
Parts of Route 61 are closed in and around the area so leave a little extra time for those traffic pattern changes...

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Sunbury, Northumberland County- It's the call no one wants to hear...
The call telling you your home is on fire.


For the volunteer firefighters at Friendship Hose Company in Sunbury...
That's exactly the call they got 6:30 Friday morning.


With heavy hearts... Friendship Hose Volunteer firefighters immediately got to work.
Saving what they could from the building -- pulling out their trucks... Important records... and expensive equipment...


More than 100 firefighters from across Northumberland County came out to help them fight the blaze...


Their community came together too.
Local restaurants donated food... water and coffee...
Volunteer Vicky Rosencrans has started  a fund... To help the firefighters rebuild.
"I seen some fireman pretty upset today. This is their home. But the biggest thing I can say to the community is these are the men and women coming out to help you when your house is on fire or flooded or whatever the case may be. They need the community to step up right now and put the house back together "

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