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Fire destroys McAdoo home

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters battle the blaze from inside the McAdoo home.
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters battle the blaze from inside the McAdoo home.
Published August 23. 2010 05:00PM

Early Sunday morning firefighters were called to a structure fire located at a home located at 33 Rear Logan Street in McAdoo.

Witnesses said a neighbor dialed 911. No one was home during the 1 a.m. blaze, including the residents' dog.

The two people who live at 33 Rear Logan Street, a mother and older son, are being helped by the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

Adjacent neighbors, at 37 Rear Logan St., located less than 20 feet from the high flames, were awakened by commotion outside.

The siding melted off on one side of their house. That family a mother, father and child are staying with family.

The father stated that he was surprised how close he was to the flames, pointing out that his head and head board of his bed were on the same side as the fire and only about 20 feet apart.

The first McAdoo responders jumped into action by using their tanker truck and hundreds of gallons of water to get the fire under control.

Officials remained at the home for awhile after the fire, removing personal items and guns from the property as an extra precaution to the heat.

Fire Companies from Tresckow, Keystone and Hazle Township fire companies responded. McAdoo Ambulance, McAdoo and Kline Township police also responded.

A Frackville State Police fire marshal is expected to investigate the property today.

Another witness said the firefighters did a great job, arriving on scene and quickly extinguishing the large shooting blaze that completely destroyed the small home.

The cause of a fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information concerning the fire is encouraged to contact the McAdoo Police Department.

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