Police Investigate Porter Township Fire; Damages Estimated at $200K

11138553_939737279409747_393166484970893847_nPORTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out around 3:30 p.m. April 13 at a home on Marsh Hallow Road in Porter Township, Jefferson County.

(Photo courtesy of Dayton VFD.)

According to police, the fire began in a residential structure on the property before spreading to a vehicle that was parked outside and the wooded surroundings outside the structure.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation, say police.

Damages from the fire are estimated at approximately $200,000.00.

The residence belongs to a 51-year-old Dayton woman.

Firefighters from the Ringgold, Central Fire, Oliver Township, Perry Township, McCalmont Township, and Lindsey stations out of Jefferson County; the Hawthorn and New Bethlehem stations out of Clarion County; and theDayton and Distant stations out of Armstrong County responded to the blaze.

No injuries were reported.


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