Victims of devastating Mt. Oliver blaze still recovering



MT. OLIVER, Pa. - The victims of a massive fire that left 50 people homeless in Mt. Oliver continue working to recover after the devastating blaze.

On Friday, investigators told Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic that they’ve pretty much wrapped up the on-site investigation, but they’re still interviewing witnesses and residents.

Several victims of the fire told Tomazic they’re thankful for all the help they’ve received, but many are still in need.

“I know there are a lot of families. That’s the problem right now,” Joe Bryden said.

Bryden, who was working at his damaged home on Friday, said he and his neighbors have a long road ahead of them.

“They need a place that’s pet friendly and they need to figure out what to do with their pets so they can get into a place,” Bryden said.

Bryden and his neighbor, Lorettya Marburger, said the support from the community has been tremendous. Marburger is particularly thankful for the two men who rescued her from her home. (CLICK HERE to read that story.)

“I can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done. There’s a lot of heroes all the way around,” Marburger said.

Potter’s House Ministries, the church up the street from the scene that was collection donations, is hosting a prayer vigil Saturday at 7 p.m.