SUNBURY — A woman and her canine are And by no means using A house after an electrical hearth damaged a house early Monday morning, Based mostly on Greater Augusta Township Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief Scott Holup.
Firefighters from three counties at 1:55 a.m. Monday battled The two-alarm hearth at 1795 Mile Hill Road Inside the midst of a thbeneathstorm.
The hearth Isn’t thought-about suspicious, said Holup.
“It was both an equipment that caught hearth or an electrical problem,” said Holup. “A breaker did journey, so we think about it was electrical in some nature. We didn’t really feel The Want to usher in the state police hearth marshall as a Outcome of there was nothing suspicious about it.”
The proprietor, Jill Fry, and her canine each escaped safely. No hearthfighters have been injured, he said.
“The kitchen was utterly gutted,” said Holup. “The hearth acquired into the partitions and acquired into the second flooring. There was A lot of smoke, warmth and water damage to The complete house. The House is unlivable.”
Holup said the climate was not dangerous As quickly as they first arrived, however then a heavy downpour with thbeneath and lightning started. It Did not have an effect on hearthfighting, said Holup.
“It didn’t assist with the hearth, However it did cool us off Barely bit,” he said.
Northumberland County Director of Public Safety and Emergency Administration Stephen Jeffery, who May even be chief of the Shamokin Fire Bureau, said rain isn’t typically A drawback however lightning Might be.
“You don’t Want to be on a roof or have the ladder truck up in an electrical storm,” he said. “They will Discover your self to be lightning rods. It makes you sit again a bit and Supply you A particular various.”
Jeffery said the county had Simply a few calls in a single day, collectively with the hearth.
The hearth was absolutely beneath management by 4 a.m. They left the scene at 7 a.m., he said.
“Everyone did An excellent job,” he said. “They acquired in there and knocked it down. We just Desired to Search out it in the partitions. It was exhausting. As quickly as we acquired extra assets, we have been In a place to open up the partitions and knock it down.”
Together with Greater Augusta Township, Holup said crews from Sunbury, Riverside, Danville, Milton, Shamokin, Kreamer, Northumberland, Level Township, Stonington and Danville responded to the scene.