BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Two dogs are dead after a fire broke out at a home in Columbia County.
Crews responded to the 100 block of Foundryville Road in Briar Creek Township, around 4:15 Tuesday morning.
One man was detained by police for disorderly conduct and then later released.
The home was heavily damaged in the rear from the blaze.
Two dogs are reported to have died in the fire, there were no other reported injuries.
A mother and two sons were said to be living in the residence at the time of the fire.
Firefighters sat a person who lives at the home was smoking which ma have started the fire.
“He said he was smoking a cigarette and it fell on some clothes and it caught fire, and we believe that’s all it was. We have no evidence to say that it wasn’t at this point,” explained Harold Kern, the Assistant Cheif of Summerhill Fire Company
This is a developing story, State Police Fire Marshal continues to investigate, we will have more information on it as it becomes available.