Official: Salem house fire started in flower pot
A smoldering cigarette left in a plastic flower pot is being blamed for a Dec. 2 fire that caused $200,000 in damage to a Salem home, a state police fire investigator reported Wednesday.
The fire that ruined the home of Robert D. Buskey, 50, of Slickville, started in a plastic potted plant located on the rear deck of the house along Route 819, Trooper Jacob Andolina, a state police fire marshal, said. The fire was reported at 1 p.m. Dec. 2.
While at the fire, Forbes Road fire Chief David Rosatti suffered a heart attack. Rosatti was transported to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, where he survived after receiving a stent to clear a blocked artery, according to his cardiologist, Dr. Juan Chahin.
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