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.