Couple escapes flames that damaged condo in Kennedy Township

Fire damages condo in Kennedy Township

KENNEDY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A couple’s condo was damaged by a fire early Monday morning in Kennedy Township.

The fire, which was reported about 4:30 a.m. on Castle View Drive, burned through the roof of the home.

The couple woke up to the sound of smoke detectors and the smell of smoke. They tried to put the flames out themselves, but got out of the home when they realized they weren’t going to be able to.

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Both the man and his wife got out safely, as did their dog and cat.

They knocked on a neighbor’s door to let them know about the fire.

“Flames were very intense. It was coming through the roof pretty good,” Pat Benzing, who lives on the street, said.

Firefighters arrived within minutes and prevented the fire from spreading to other units.

“You could see from a pretty good distance, actually from our firehouse on McCoy Road,” Kennedy Township Fire Department Captain Justin Gutt said. “You could see smoke in the air and an orange glow from about a mile away.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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