Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Monday Night's Fire in Ashland Ruled Accidental

A fire that damaged a duplex home late Monday in Ashland has been ruled accidental.

At 8:00pm, emergency personnel were called to the area of 10th Street and Market Street in Ashland for a possible house fire.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from the rear roof of the home at 1001 Market Street and a 2nd Alarm and working fire was issued.

Fire crews from Northern Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, and Columbia County were called to fight the fire.

It took crews over an hour before the fire was brought under control and crews were clear of the scene by midnight.

The home was believed to be under renovation, and no one lived in home.  Nobody was around when the fire started.  Neighbors did tell Skook News that there were people at the home earlier in the day.

Chief Groody said the fire caused extensive damage to the 3rd and 4th floors of the home also reported that the fire started on the 3rd floor and has been ruled accidental.  The exact cause was not available.

Chief Groody said no injuries were reported and commended the work by all the firefighters despite cold temperatures and icy conditions.