State Police Fire Marshal Investigating Sigel Blaze

SIGEL, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police are investigating the cause of a Sigel area structure fire that occurred on Sunday afternoon.

(Photo by Autumn Anderson)

According to a representative of Jefferson County 911, the call came in at 4:52 p.m. for a fire at 9960 Route 36, near the Sigel Hotel, in Barnett Township.

Sigel Volunteer Fire Company Chief Dave Smith told that the structure was an unoccupied rental property.

“The person staying there went to another rental after the pipes froze in the one he was originally in,” Chief Smith said.

Chief Smith said the fire and the damage were contained in the kitchen.

Pine Creek Township Fire Company, Marienville Volunteer Fire Company, and Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company assisted at the scene.

Jefferson County EMS was also dispatched.

Emergency crews were on the scene for about two hours.

Chief Smith said there were no injuries.

The fire is being investigated by Fire Marshal Kathleen Watters, according to Chief Smith.

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