House fire displaces Indiana County family
A family of four was displaced Tuesday when fire heavily damaged their two-story frame home in Indiana County.
Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company Chief Tim Stipcak said the fire at 34 Ash St. in Burrell Township was reported around 1:17 a.m. He said the occupants, three adults and a child, were able to escape when they smelled something burning.
“The second-floor room was pretty involved when we arrived. We were able to keep it in that room area, but there was a lot of smoke and water damage,” Stipcak said.
Stipcak said one Black Lick firefighter suffered a minor shoulder injury but didn't require hospital treatment.
Stipcak said the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical malfunction on the second floor.
The family is being assisted by the Indiana County Chapter of the Red Cross.
In addition to Black Lick, firefighters from Blairsville, Homer City and Coral-Graceton responded.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Indiana County earmarks funds for improvements to rental housing
- Indiana Area School District contends with 2nd bomb threat
- Blairsville eyes 2-mill tax increase
- Saltsburg grad developing app to help addicts with recovery
- Indiana County man pleads guilty to manslaughter