PHOENIXVILLE >> Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in Phoenixville early Thursday morning.
At around 12:30 a.m., police were first to arrive at a home that was fully engulfed in flames on the 100 block of James Street. Initial reports indicated that one person may have been trapped inside.
Based on reports from police and a firefighter on location, Deputy 65 requested an engine from Kimberton and the Working Fire Dispatch, which brought a Rapid Intervention Team from Berwyn, a rescue and an additional ambulance, according to Phoenixville Fire Department. Fire crews then stretched supply and hand lines and positioned ladders on the building.
Fire crews searched the house but found no occupants inside.
After clearing the house, crews began fighting the fire from the outside and eventually were able to reenter to finish extinguishing the flames. It took firefighters two hours to completely get the blaze under control.
Responding crews began leaving the scene after about three and a half hours, according to Phoenixville Fire Department.
Police confirmed later that the resident of the home had been located and was not in the house at the time of the fire.
No injuries were reported.The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.
Phoenixville Fire Department, Valley Forge Fire Company, Black Rock Fire Company and Liberty Fire Company responded to the scene. Personnel from Trappe EMS of Phoenixville and West End Ambulance were also on standby at the scene.