PSP fire marshal investigating Susquehanna county blaze

Mobile home near New Milford destroyed

NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is currently looking for the cause of a fire in Susquehanna County.

Firefighters were unable to save the burning building from being destroyed Monday.

There is nothing left of a mobile home on Watson Hill Road in New Milford Township.

Just before noon Monday, firefighters say they were called to the property which they found fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighter Devan Sieben was one of the first on scene.

"If we come in and see that it's fully involved and we can't make an interior attack, we'll just surround and drown it and let it go down to the ground. There's no point in risking any of our members lives or anybody else's lives," firefighter Devan Sieben said.

Neighbor Teresa Tanner wasn't home when the flames broke out but rushed home when she heard about the blaze.

Tanner knows first-hand how quickly a mobile home can go up in flames.

She had a fire at her property roughly two years ago.

"I know how it can blow out, go up and across and it goes fast and it can spread right down the line as fast as you can blink!" Teresa Tanner said.

Even after firefighters left the scene, the intensity of the fire could still be seen from the smoking rubble of the building.

A state police fire marshal arrived on scene Monday afternoon to take pictures and search for an exact cause of the fire.

Neighbors say they don't believe anyone was living in the home at the time of the fire and firefighters say they're unsure if there was any power hooked-up to the property.

That has left some people curious. They want to know exactly what started the fire.

"Yes, I am curious to find out what happened. I am!" Tanner said.

Firefighters from across Susquehanna County helped fire Monday's fire. Crews from as far away as Great Bend and Susquehanna borough were called to the scene.

 


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