No injuries reported in barn blaze

No people or animals were injured in a barn fire Monday evening in Tyrone Township, the Sinking Valley Volunteer Fire Company posted on its Facebook page.

The fire was at 1301 Silver Barn Road in Sinking Valley.

The barn was fully involved when firefighters arrived. They called in additional companies to help extinguish the blaze and to transport water to the site. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours.

Robison’s Excavating supplied an excavator to remove debris and hay to assist efforts to extinguish the large blaze, the Facebook post stated. The department also thanked the residents who supplied food and water to responders.

Also assisting were volunteer fire companies from Excelsior of Bellwood, Greenwood, Pinecroft, Lakemont, Hookies, Neptune, Allegheny Township, Newburg, Warriors Mark-Franklin, Bald Eagle, Marklesburg and Alexandria.

Logan fire under investigation

A fire on Porta Road in Logan Township remains under investigation.

Fire crews were dispatched at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday to 240 Porta Road, and by 7 p.m., Logan Township police were the first to arrive on scene and found “a well involved, heavy fire,” Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Blake said Thursday.

The first firefighters from Logan Township’s Newburg Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 7:08 p.m.

Blake said firefighters took a defensive approach to putting out the blaze and said no one was injured. Firefighters from all Logan Township fire departments responded and the last fire crews left the scene just after 1 a.m. Thursday. Fire­fighters from Allegheny Township and Pinecroft assisted with tanker trucks to help supply water to the rural property that sits along a dirt lane.

Blake said fire officials were unclear on the exact type of structure or its usage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with Logan Township police assisting state police fire marshals.


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