Derry Twp. home damaged in blaze
David Bridge just celebrated 20 years of living in his Derry Township home on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, he watched as flames ripped through the garage and part of his home on Route 217 shortly before 5 p.m.
Bridge was working on a car in the garage with a friend when some gasoline ignited, he said.
The garage was engulfed in flames, which spread into the attic of the home, said David Eiffenderfer, assistant chief of the Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Bridge was able to escape the fire with two minor burns — one on his right hand and the other on the back of his neck.
His wife and two dogs escaped the house unharmed.
A state police fire marshal was called to investigate. The family will be temporarily displaced.
Bridge said he lost three cars in the fire, including a 1966 Buick Skylark convertible that he was nearly finished restoring.
Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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