May 22, 2024


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UPDATE Garage, vehicles burn in Selinsgrove house fire; couple displaced | News

SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove pair escaped a fire that tore through their Linda Lane residence in Selinsgrove Monday evening.

Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Organization obtained the fire phone at 6:30 p.m. and responded to 5 Linda Lane the place the attached garage on the ranch-model home was completely engulfed, assistant hearth chief Jason Kaufman mentioned.

The couple, recognized by a neighbor as Joe and Barbara McElroy, ended up ready to get out properly, he claimed.

Two vehicles in the garage and a 3rd parked in the driveway were burned by the flames and the residence sustained “severe” problems, Kaufman stated.

An adjacent home at 3 Linda Lane also sustained exterior destruction from the flames, he mentioned.

A point out law enforcement fireplace marshal is investigating the blaze, Kaufman reported.

Neighbor Joanne Lauer arrived household moments ahead of the fireplace was reported.

“I didn’t see anything at all … but then my canine started likely nuts,” she said. “I read a huge ‘boom’ and I seemed out the window. It was the scariest detail I have ever observed, it’s like engulfed in flames.”

Lauer identified as 911 and was explained to the fireplace had now been reported.

Firefighters experienced not nevertheless arrived and Lauer was nervous about her neighbors. “I’m contemplating, are they property? That worried me, but you really don’t want to operate in a burning dwelling to appear for anyone.”

The American Purple Cross is assisting the displaced pair.

A Shamokin Dam hearth truck was involved in an accident with a pickup truck on Routes 11-15 as they headed to the scene in Selinsgrove. That accident is less than investigation by condition law enforcement, reported Deputy Main Jon Grey.

Kaufman explained the Shamokin Dam Fireplace office despatched another truck to the dwelling fire. Also responding to the scene were being firefighters from Hummels Wharf, Freeburg, Middleburg, Kratzerville, Kreamer and Sunbury.