One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a detached shed in Liberty Township on Sunday, June 12th.
According to Port Allegany’s Star Hose Company #1, the fire broke out at approximately 6:20 p.m. at 5211 Route 155. The shed was fully involved when Chief 320 arrived on scene. Firefighters were able to contain the fire, and it did not spread to any other structures. The fire was put out in about one hour. A resident suffered minor smoke inhalation, but he was able to be treated on scene.
The Port Allegany and Smethport fire departments helped at the scene. Chief 320, Chief 3, Engine 33, and Squad 3 were the first to respond to the fire.
The cause of the fire that left four homeless in South Williamsport on Thursday, June 9th, has been determined.
According to fire investigators, the fire began in the kitchen where cooking was left unattended. The fire spread fast. The damage estimate is not known at this time. The identities of the tenants have also not been released at this time.
The fire broke out at 1731 Riverside Drive at about 6:00 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully involved. Two children were in the home when the fire broke out. The mother ran in the home and rescued the children, and a neighbor helped as well.
The mother sustained burns to the bottom of her feet. She was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment, and then she was released. In addition, a firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion. A man who lived at the residence was not home when the fire broke out.
The home is considered a total loss. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. At this time, it is not considered to be suspicious.
A vehicle caught fire in Coudersport on Friday, June 3rd.
According to the Sweden Township Police Department, the vehicle fire was close to 1400 Brookland Road. The vehicle was in the northbound lane. Police responded at about 4:00 p.m. Fire Chief Tim Haskins arrived to find the vehicle, a Subaru Legacy, fully involved. Engine 48-2 was able to put the fire out. The roadway was heavily damaged, and PennDOT was told about it.
The vehicle’s owner, Ulysses resident Joanne Cowburn, was uninjured. The vehicle was insured. The Coudersport Fire Department, Kightlingers, and PennDOT helped at the scene. Traffic had to be stopped while the fire was put out.