Two cats unaccounted for after fire at Bethel Twp. home 


UPDATE @ 5 a.m: Two cats are still missing after a kitchen fire occurred at a home on West National Road early Wednesday.

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Bethel Twp. firefighters say occupants inside the home woke up to the smell of something burning and found heavy fire coming from their kitchen.

Multiple agencies responded to the residence and were able to extinguish the fire, which did not spread beyond the kitchen area.

The four occupants, as well as multiple dogs were able to escape without injury, fire officials say.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, while damage estimates amount to $15,000.

Firefighters urge Bethel Twp. residents to contact the fire department and request a smoke detector if they do not have one. Fire personnel will not only provide the smoke detector, but install it inside the home free of charge.

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are on scene of a reported structure fire that occurred on West National Road Wednesday morning.

The incident was dispatched in the 5000 block as a working fire around 3:40 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story. 


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