Man injured after jumping from roof to escape Butler house fire

BUTLER, Pa. — A man was taken to the hospital after jumping from a roof to escape a house fire in Butler.

PHOTOS: Butler home damaged in overnight fire

The fire happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Locust Street, near Butler Catholic School. It was a neighbor who first noticed the flames and called 911.

Witnesses saw several companies respond to a fire at the two-story home.

A Channel 11 crew saw broken windows on the upper level of the home, melted siding, smoke damage near the roof and burned debris on the ground.

Several people reportedly got on the roof to escape the fire, and the man who jumped sustained a back injury. His condition is currently unknown.

A next-door neighbor tells Channel 11 she was surprised to see the fire damage because she never woke up while the fire was actively burning. She learned about the fire when her daughter called to see if she was OK.

“I didn’t hear a thing…..I looked out my window and seen all the glass,” Amy Creese said.

Creese said she hopes her neighbors and their pets are safe.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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