• Man presumed dead after flames destroy Potter Twp. home


    POTTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A man is presumed dead after a fire destroyed a home in Potter Township Wednesday.
    The fire happened at a home on West Mowry Drive.
    The 84-year-old woman who lives in the home was able to escape the flames in her pajamas.
    “I jumped in my car.  I crested the hill and saw she was already trying to come out of the house.  I ran out to grab her and threw her in my car,” said Chief Vicki Carlton.
    The elderly woman told rescuers that her husband had a habit of going in the basement to smoke because she uses oxygen.
    Carlton said the man had a woodworking shop and fuel in the basement.
    The home was destroyed.
    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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