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House fire displaces 4

By Staff | Nov 12, 2015

MONTGOMERY – Four people were displaced, but no one was injured as a result of a house fire that occurred on Old Road in Clinton Township about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 25.

The property at 64 Old Road, owned by Doris Laylon, was a total loss.

Laylon, who is in her 80s, was home at the time of the fire.

The other three residents – a woman and two men – were not, according to Eric Eveland, assistant fire chief with the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Co. He did not know their identities but said some of them were family members.

None of the residents’ animals were lost in the fire, according to Eveland.

He said a neighbor reported the fire and, when Eveland arrived on the scene, the house was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters declared the fire under control after about an hour of battling the flames, but they stayed on the scene until about 5 a.m., Eveland said.

The cause of the fire was unknown. Eveland said arrangements for a fire marshal to conduct an investigation will be made.

The American Red Cross assisted the displaced, he said.

Eveland could not provide a damage estimate and he did not know if the house was insured.

In addition to township firefighters, fire departments from Montgomery, Elimsport, the Muncy areas, Hughesville, Loyalsock Township, South Williamsport and Union County assisted at the scene.