Fire strikes house in Reynoldsville

Fire struck a house at 735 East Main Street in Reynoldsville Friday afternoon.

Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the structure. Reynoldsville Volunteers received the initial call but other nearby community units were called into assist.

Utilizing the ladder trucks from Brookville and Sandy Township, firemen cut holes in the roof and the east wall to multi-story structure. As firemen pulled the siding from the wall, small pockets of flames could be seen.

Reynoldsville Fire Chief Darren Scolese told Reynlow Community News that there had been occupants in the building, but they left the scene and could not be located at the time of the interview. He added that three dogs were found dead inside the structure, but it he later told the Courier Express that the homeowners were able to get two of their six dogs out of the building as they escaped.

Chief Scolese said that the cause of the fire is unknown, but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious. A State Police Fire Marshall has been called in to assist in the investigation.

Reynoldsville, Sykesville, Brookville, Brockway, Falls Creek, Sandy Township, and DuBois units were called to the scene. Other units were on standby. The Reynoldsville Ambulance was there. Borough Police Sergeant Tammy Murray provided traffic control at Tenth Street. A crew from the Reynoldsville Borough Water and Sewer Authority was at the scene to assist and used their truck to stop traffic coming from Fifth Street. (Corrected 3/11/23 9:45 a.m.)

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