Crews respond to house fire in Frankstown Township

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FRANKSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews responded to a house fire Tuesday morning on Mattern Road in Frankstown Township. Fire officials say the house is a total loss.

The homeowners tell WTAJ that one person was home when the fire started and made it out safely, along with two dogs and a parrot.

Homeowners Loreli and Robert Yeager said there was smoke in the dining room. They tell us they owned the house for 2.5 years and they plan to rebuild.

“Praise God that nobody got hurt,” Robert said. “My wife got out, the dogs got out, and we were supposed to have our grandchildren for a couple days. They got sick, thank God. It’s a terrible thing to say but you know, it all worked out.”

The family lost everything, including their two cars and a four-wheeler.

The side of the neighbor’s house also sustained minor damage.

The Yeagers are planning to stay with a friend until they can rebuild.

We are working to learn more from officials on what caused the fire. Stick with WTAJ as we continue to bring more updates.

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