TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Official: Salem house fire started in flower pot

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Ordinance would increase parking fines in Hempfield
  2. ‘Doc Hope’ eases into retirement from West Newton veterinary clinic
  3. Rostraver Airport receives federal grant to keep skies above runway clear
  4. Westmoreland County municipalities push to clean up litter, dumps
  5. Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music
  6. Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  7. Hempfield man dies in single-vehicle accident
  8. Land costs for New Stanton turnpike interchange project reach $4.2M
  9. Route 217 bridge work about to start in Derry Borough
  10. 2 Hempfield Area students charged with sexting
  11. Jeannette’s Monsour Medical Center demolition costs might go down