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Quick-Moving Fire Destroys Chalfont Home

Volunteers and paid firefighters from Fire Department of Montgomery Township and Colmar Fire Co. responded to aid in the firefight. No one was injured when a fire broke out at a home in Chalfont, but the house was destroyed

No one was injured but a home was destroyed by a fire in Chalfont on Tuesday.

The fire broke out at 209 Hampshire Dr., Chalfont, around 2 p.m.

The original call was dispatched at 2:02 p.m. Volunteer and paid career firefighters from Doylestown, Chalfont, Warrington Township, Montgomery Township, and Colmar responded to the scene, McGuire said.

Chalfont Fire Department Chief Dennis McGuire said firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. Firefighters had the blaze out by about 2:30 p.m., but the fire had moved fast, wreaking widespread damage.

"It was under control pretty fast, but it was a lot of fire," McGuire told Patch. "Structurally, the house looks ok, but the interior is a loss. It's uninhabitable."

The fire started in the kitchen area of the home, McGuire said. The owner's son was home when the fire started but was able to escape unharmed, the chief said.

While the Chalfont crew was occupied, a Silverdale crew brough a fire truck down to the Chalfont station to cover in case another call came in, the chief said.

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