Fire That Destroyed Log Cabin in Jefferson County Ruled Accidental

MCCALMONT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Officials say a fire that destroyed a single-story log cabin in Jefferson County has been ruled accidental.

According to a release issued by the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Fire Marshal Unit, the fire broke out on February 8 around 1:00 p.m. at a residence located at 3389 Knoxdale Road in McCalmont Township.

The investigation was initiated after McCalmont Township Fire Chief Orrie Manners requested assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire.

It was determined that the blaze started in the basement near a wood burning stove. The fire has been classified as accidental.

No one was home at the time and no injuries occurred.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.00.

The homeowner is listed as a 30-year-old Reynoldsville man.

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