Fire marshal will investigate house fire

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Several area fire departments responded to a house fire that destroyed most of a Detwiler Road home Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters from Beaver Township, Green Township, Springfield Township and Canfield responded to the home at 11500 Detwiler Road at around 3 p.m. after a passing motorist observed flames and called 911, according to Beaver Township Chief Russ Osborne. The property was secured and Beaver Township firefighters were still on scene at press time to monitor multiple hot spots.

Osborne said that the cause of the fire is still unknown and that due to its severity he is requesting the state fire marshal to investigate. He said that the garage and a mother-in-law suite sustained moderate damage, but that the rest of the home had been heavily damaged by the fire.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The homeowner reportedly returned to find the house ablaze. Two pets were rescued unharmed.

Osborne said the state fire marshal will be on scene today to investigate.