GREEN: Fire caused extensive damage to a home in the 2800 block of East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, resulting in the closure of state Route 619 just east of Myersville Road for about two hours Friday, authorities said.
There were no injuries to occupants or pets in the residence or to firefighters, Green Fire Capt. Greg Morgan said.
The homeowner was burning firewood in the first-floor fireplace when it spread outward, caught the first floor on fire and spread to the second floor into the attic, Morgan said.
“He said he was just having a cup of coffee, he was sitting in there, and the next thing he noticed it was filling up with smoke,” Morgan said.
The dispatch center received the call at 11:42 a.m. As fire equipment was being brought in from the Green and Uniontown departments, sheriff’s officials closed Route 619. But it was reopened at about 2:20 p.m. after the fire was under control, Morgan said.
No estimate of damage was available Friday.