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Home gutted by fire in Lehigh Township

No one was injured after a home was gutted by a fire Thursday afternoon in Lehigh Township.

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:01 p.m. to a home at 1323 Deer Path Drive, Walnutport/Lehigh Township, according to Lehigh Township Fire Commissioner Rick Hildebrand.

“A delivery driver notified the neighbors there was smoke coming out of the house,” Hildebrand said. “They walked over to verify it and called 911.”

Hildebrand said that by the time the first apparatus arrived, there was fire through the roof.

He said no one was at home at the time of the incident, and there were no injuries.

Hildebrand said the fire was under control within about 20 minutes.

He said he believes the home is going to be a total loss.

Hildebrand said firefighters remained on scene for about 2 1/2 hours.

He said the cause of the fire is unknown, but the fire marshal’s office is investigating.

Hildebrand said neighboring fire departments from several counties responded to the scene.

“Realistically, it was a quick knockdown for the conditions that were found,” he said.

Firefighters responded to a blaze that destroyed this home at 1323 Deer Path Drive, Walnutport/Lehigh Township Thursday afternoon. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS