SOUTH FORK, Pa. – Firefighters rescued two animals from a burning South Fork dwelling on Tuesday, but other animals perished within the smoke and flames, hearth officers mentioned.
“The initial report was four animals trapped in the house,” mentioned Mark Wadsworth, South Fork assistant hearth chief and incident commander. “We were able to get one of the cats out, and we were able to get a dog out. It’s still alive. The medics are working on it now. … We did find some animals in the house that didn’t make it.”
South Fork police Chief Donald Wyar was taken to the hospital with a wrist damage that he suffered whereas attempting to get into the residence earlier than hearth crews arrived, Wadsworth mentioned.
The hearth broke out at 1:31 p.m. within the 400 block of Wilbur Street. Wadsworth mentioned the proprietor had left the house for a couple of minutes.
“The neighbors called him and said his house was on fire,” Wadsworth mentioned, “He came back and said he found fire in the kitchen area.”
Firefighters are looking for what began the blaze.
Firefighters from South Fork, Summerhill, St. Michael, and Portage have been on the hearth scene, together with Forest Hills and Portage EMS.
Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He might be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.