BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Authorities said a Snyder Township home is a total loss after crews put out a fire at the home Tuesday morning.
Crews from multiple counties were dispatched to 14923 S. Eagle Valley Road in Northwood, Snyder Township, just north of Tyrone.
They arrived shortly after 11 p.m. and saw heavy flames from the second and third floors on the back and side of the home. Officials say the homeowners were inside during the fire but made it outside safely.
Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Chief Bradley Oswalt said his team had to work entirely from cranes to put out the flames as crews were unable to enter the home by the time they arrived.
“The second floor was already burned out, so we had to work off the aerial,” Oswalt said. “We had to do everything off the aerial to get to the third floor.”
Officials on the scene confirmed only one home was on fire after another fire was reported less than half a mile down the road from the first fire.
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They believe the people in the second home saw smoke and thought it was their house.