Equipment stolen from volunteer fire company in Schuylkill County

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 02/20/2021 06:09 AM

"This building is normally locked. There was a lock on this building. Whoever came in had a bolt cutter or some way of getting rid of the lock," Klingerstown Fire Chief Brett Kahler said. He showed Newswatch 16 where the volunteer fire company was burglarized. State police said someone broke into the fire company's sheds in Upper Mahatongo Township sometime last week. About $500 worth of equipment was stolen. "I was pretty livid at that point because we've had problems with people breaking into stands before but nothing really stolen that was that big, knick-knack stuff here and there," Chief Kahler said. Firefighters said a pizza oven, two propane tanks, electrical cords, and some gas were stolen from their sheds. All of that is used to raise money during a carnival for the fire department.


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