Firefighters battle cold during morning fire in Schuylkill County

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CASS TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A woman and her dog were forced into the bitter cold by an early morning fire on Monday in Schuylkill County.

Dozens of firefighters were called to a burning home on Valley Road in Cass Township. The woman had to jump from a back deck to safety and firefighters rescued the dog. Both are okay.

Temperatures were aroune the zero mark and it hampered the firefighters’ efforts. Valley Road was closed for a time because of the icy conditions.

Firefighters believe an electrical heater started the fire.

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