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1/23/2008

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Fire damages Laureldale house

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From our news staff RDG EAGLE
 
Laureldale, PA -  A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged a house in Laureldale early Tuesday, fire officials said.

No one was home when a neighbor discovered the fire at 1909 King St. shortly after 2:30 a.m., said Assistant Chief William Kutz of Laureldale’s Central Fire Company.

The neighbor, William R. Evans Jr., was awakened by popping sounds and saw flames shooting from the front of the house across the street, he said.

Firefighters from four companies responded and had to tread carefully as frigid temperatures froze water from fire hoses, covering the sloped street with ice, Kutz said. They controlled the fire in about 40 minutes.

The homeowner, Eric S. Frey, 28, was not home because he had been staying at his mother’s home in Maidencreek Township, his mother, Cathy C. Pilat, said.
Pilat went to the scene with Frey after Evans notified her son about the fire.

Flames were shooting from the living room and roof of the Cape Cod-style house when they arrived, Pilat said.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

Kutz said the fire extensively damaged the living room, kitchen and attic, and the rest of the house sustained heavy smoke and water damage. He did not have a damage estimate.

Pilat said her son would stay with her until repairs are completed.

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