Skip to main content

Reports: No injures in fire

February 16, 2011

Larry McGuire/Punxsutawney Spirit This house owned by Betty Reed, 91, Reed Road, Perry Township was heavily damaged in a fire around 9 p.m. Wednesday. According to reports at the scene, everyone escaped the flames safely.

PERRY TOWNSHIP — A Reed Road house in Perry Township was nearly destroyed by a fire that broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

According to reports, the house was owned by Betty Kennedy, 91, who lived in the residence with her great-grandson, his wife and two-year-old child, all who escaped the burning structure safely.

The house was fully involved when the alarm was called into Jefferson County 911, which prompted Perry Township Assistant Chief Tim Fetterhoff to call for a second alarm.

According to scanner transmissions, the Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was called to investigate.

The Red Cross was contacted to assist family members with finding temporary housing.

Perry Township firefighters were assisted at the scene by Jefferson County EMS and the Ringgold, Oliver, McCalmont and Lindsey fire companies.

There were no injuries reported at Spirit press time.

The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Monday: IUP...
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred...
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging...
On Wednesday, the Chucks baseball team played host to the DuBois Beavers for the second game...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes