Monday, December 26, 2016

One Person Injured in Fire near New Ringgold

(12/26/16) Just after Noon Monday, emergency personnel were called to a fully involved trailer fire were one person was seriously injured.

The fire was reported to be a trailer home at 627 Summer Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, near New Ringgold.

When crews arrived they found the trailer home fully engulfed in flames and was a total loss.

The owner of the home, Tom Purcell, 76, was reported by police that he suffered serious burns on most of his body.  He was transported the Lehigh Valley Burn Unit.

A dog also died in the fire.

State Police at Frackville say that the investigation is still ongoing to what started the fire.