Fire damages top floor of Marion Heights structure
MARION HEIGHTS - A fire caused extensive damage to the top floor of 560 Melrose St. Saturday, Marion Heights Fire Chief Ronald Coroniti reported.
The first-alarm fire was first called out at approximately 8 a.m., and it took only 20 minutes to bring it under control once firefighters arrived on the scene, Coroniti said.
The top floor of the house, which is owned by Michael Dallazia, is a one-room bedroom. The fire was contained there, and the first floor and basement only sustained water damage, Coroniti said.
No one was injured in the fire, he said.
While no cause or origin has been determined yet, Coroniti said there is no reason to believe the fire was suspicious.
State Police Fire Marshal Kirk Renn and Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush will be at the scene Monday to investigate.
Heavy fire coming from the upper level also severed an electrical wire, so fire personnel were avoiding a live wire until PPL arrived shortly after to shut power off to the house, Coroniti said.
No other houses were in danger, he said.
In addition to Marion Heights, fire and rescue personnel from Kulpmont, Mount Carmel, Atlas and Shamokin were at the scene.