SUNBURY – Some Sunbury businesses and citizens are getting involved to help four families displaced following a two-alarm duplex fire Sunday afternoon on Miller Street.
A local business, Sweet Chaos, located on Market Street, is holding a clothing collection for two of the families during their normal business hours.
Good Will Hose Company is also hosting a clothing and toys collection for the other two families, and one of the families has a pet dog. Those wishing to donate should use the side door on the Fifth Street side and ring the buzzer.
We have more details of each family’s needs posted below.
Two people were taken to the hospital, and about a dozen are homeless, following the fire.
Northumberland County Communications told WKOK Sunday, numerous volunteer fire crews were called to 1121 Miller Street around 11:30am Sunday. That home and two neighboring homes were heavily damaged.
A second alarm was called minutes later, according to the Northumberland County Fire Wire.
First responders found smoke and flames coming through the roof and the fire was affecting multiple structures.
A Gofundme site is also set up to help the families, the post say funds are to help Holly Kenworthy who lived in a neighboring home which was also heavily damaged. The site says Holly and her fiancé have three children, from toddlers to teenagers and a pet dog, and will need all essentials.
Sunbury Fire Chief Ron Rupp said a fire marshal is helping to investigate the fire, which is not considered suspicious.