No one was injured after an apparent electrical fire hit a home on Hershey Mill Road in West Chester this morning.
According to the couple that lives in the 1000 Hershey Mill Road home, at 8:30 a.m., the female resident, who declined to provide her name, woke up to a smell a smoke throughout the house.
“When I went outside I saw there were flames,” she explained. “I got the hose, because I thought they were just limited to the outside wall.”
When she returned to the inside of the home, she saw smoke rising from the floor and moved several items she thought might make the fire worse.
Malvern and Goshen fire personnel arrived about 15 minutes later, the couple reported, and had the fire out in approximately 40 minutes. The residents said the fireman were slightly delayed when their ladder truck was unable to mount the narrow, winding, driveway that leads to the home, and were forced to bring two smaller trucks up instead.
The damage the fire caused was contained to one wing of the house, and the residents explained that, once the smell is gone, they’ll likely be able to live in it while repairs are underway.
Patch’s attempts to contact the Malvern and Goshen fire departments have, so far, been unsuccessful.