House fire, hazmat incident in Phoenixville; shelter-in-place for schools lifted

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa (WPVI) -- Emergency crews responded to a house fire and hazmat incident that prompted a Chester County school district to shelter-in-place Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported at around 8:30 a.m. on the 1300 block of Melvin Road in Phoenixville.

Neighboring homes were evacuated following some sort of spill, which may have contributed to the fire.

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Firefighters respond to a house fire and hazmat situation in Phoenixville, Chester County.



Firefighters remained on the scene even after the fire was placed under control.

The Phoenixville School District issued a shelter-in-place for nearby Phoenixville Middle School and Phoenixville High School, but those orders have since been lifted.

No injuries have been reported.
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