Update 11:42 a.m.: The fire has been controlled, but the home has been seriously damaged.
Lower Merion Deputy Fire Marshal Jim McCoy tells Patch:
- There were no injuries; no one was home at the time of the fire.
- The fire started in the rear of the first story, then spread to the second floor and basement. The cause is under investigation.
- Additional companies were called in because of the extreme heat.
Update 11:23 a.m.: Per county dispatch radio, the fire has been declared under control.
Update 11:15 a.m.: Bryn Mawr Fire Company has been called in, too.
Update 10:20 a.m.: Firefighters are still working to put out the fire as the whole neighborhood fills with smoke. Companies include Belmont Hills, Narberth, Union and Gladwyne, Narberth ambulance, Lower Merion police and fire command. Merion Avenue is closed from City Avenue.
9:30 a.m.: Firefighters arrived at 545 Greystone Road in Merion Station about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday for a house on fire, according to Montgomery County dispatch.
PhillyFireNews.com reported on Twitter that it was a two-alarm fire, with heavy fire showing in the rear of the two-story house.
Union Fire Association (Bala Cynwyd) and Narberth Ambulance are among the units deployed so far, according to county dispatch.
County property records show the house was built in 1964 and sits on a 15,000-square-foot lot.
Check back for updates.
Patch editors David Powell and Eric Campbell contributed to this report.