Fire rips through vacant Bear Creek home

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
Vacant home that suffered damage from a fire in Bear Creek Township Sunday afternoon. -

BEAR CREEK TWP. — A fire destroyed the interior of a Bear Creek home Sunday afternoon.

A neighbor was working in his backyard and saw flames emitting from the nearby property and called 9-1-1.

Fire crews knocked down the flames in the vacant property on Bella Lane and Route 115.

A neighbor of the vacant property said it had been empty for about a month.

The family who lived in the house told the neighbor that ‘they had to go.’

Bear Creek Township Fire Chief John Krumski did not determine the cause of the fire at the scene.

“It appears to be an arson, but I can’t confirm that until the investigation is over,” Krumski said.

Vacant home that suffered damage from a fire in Bear Creek Township Sunday afternoon.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_download-7.jpgVacant home that suffered damage from a fire in Bear Creek Township Sunday afternoon.

By Dan Stokes

[email protected]

Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes