Home damaged by fire in Coal Township and building collapse in Shamokin

COAL TOWNSHIP — A home was heavily damaged by fire in Coal Township.  The two alarm fire started around 9 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 800 block of West Wood Street.  It took more than an hour to bring the fire under control.  No injuries were reported.

Earlier in the day, a building partially collapsed in Shamokin.  The incident happened at the former Shroyer building and caused a power outage impacting 1,200 customers.   The block-long old factory building had been deteriorating for years.  PPL says power was restored around 4:30 p.m.

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