SOUTH FORK, Pa. – Firefighters rescued two animals from a burning South Fork dwelling on Tuesday, however different animals perished in the smoke and flames, hearth officers mentioned.
“The preliminary report was 4 animals trapped in the home,” mentioned Mark Wadsworth, South Fork assistant hearth chief and incident commander. “We had been capable of get one of many cats out, and we had been capable of get a canine out. It’s nonetheless alive. The medics are engaged on it now. …
“We did discover some animals in the home that did not make it.”
South Fork police Chief Donald Wyar was taken to the hospital with a wrist damage that he suffered whereas making an attempt to get into the residence earlier than hearth crews arrived, Wadsworth mentioned.
The hearth broke out at 1:31 p.m. in the 400 block of Wilbur Street. Wadsworth mentioned the proprietor had left the home for a couple of minutes.
“The neighbors referred to as him and mentioned his home was on hearth,” Wadsworth mentioned, “He got here again and mentioned he discovered hearth in the kitchen space.”
Firefighters are trying to find what began the blaze.
Firefighters from South Fork, Summerhill, St. Michael, and Portage had been on the hearth scene, together with Forest Hills and Portage EMS.
Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He may be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.