Fire in Beaver Township

Fire departments from Beaver Township, Green Township, Springfield Township and Canfield responded to a house fire in the 11000 block of Detwiler Road in Beaver Township at around 3 p.m. Thursday. Reports indicated that the home was unoccupied at the time of fire and the homeowner returned to find it burning. Two pets were reportedly rescued unharmed. Efforts to battle the blaze were hampered by winds and a lack of hydrants in the area. (Salem News photos by Kevin Howell)