Family left homeless after Franklin Park home goes up in flames

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FRANKLIN PARK, Pa. - A family in Franklin Park is now homeless after their home was engulfed in flames on Thursday.

Channel 11’s Allan Jennings reported that a number of firefighters from different communities came to battle the blaze on Holmes Drive.

“I was first on the scene and upon arrival, the front of the house was fully involved on the second floor,” said Franklin Park Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Bill Chicots.

Firemen said they had to shovel snow out from under one hydrant, stretching hoses up the street on Holmes through the snow and ice to the fire trucks about 100 feet away.  

“We verified that no one was home at the time, and our first engine attacked the fire and put it out,” said Chicots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.