Fire Investigation



On February 23, 2023 at 7:46 hours, the Ephrata Police Department and Ephrata area fire departments were dispatched to a building fire at 2 East Locust Street, Ephrata Borough.  First arriving responders found a garage engulfed in fire which was scorching nearby apartment buildings.  No one was injured.  Three families residing in a nearby apartment building were displaced because the electric service lines and the electric meters were melted by the fire.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a teen was recklessly playing with a lighter and aerosol can which subsequently lit the contents of the garage on fire.  The investigation continues.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:45pm