The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Danville News Wire

June 11, 2013

Cause of Bloom Street fire undeterminable

DANVILLE — A cause for a late night Bloom Street apartment fire on June 2 cannot be determined, according to Danville Fire Department.

Ken Strausser, assistant fire chief for Danville, said that while a fire marshal was contacted to investigate the scene he was not able to arrive due to being busy at other fire sites. It has now been too long since the incident to get any information as to its cause, said Strausser.

The fire began at 11:20 p.m. on the back porch of an apartment located at 22 Bloom Street. Firefighters contained the fire to the porch area and extinguished it. The apartment tenants, a husband and wife who had just moved in earlier that day, were unharmed, said Strausser. The apartment complex is owned by Ralph Rickert, who lives in a separate apartment within the building.

Damage was primarily structural and at the time of the incident Strausser estimated it to be under $1000.

Also responding were Danville Police, Mahoning Township Police, Danville Ambulance and Danville Fire Police. It was not clear as of press time if anybody required medical treatment.


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