WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Scott Kelly's friend visited Monday afternoon to give an estimate for replacing the roof at his Quincy Township, Pa., home.
The need for roof replacement soon was immediate as firefighters tore the moss-covered cedar shakes to pieces. Firefighters from Washington and Franklin counties reported seeing fire and smoke near the chimney when called to 9724 Teffeteller Lane at about 5 p.m. Monday.
"I had a fire going in the fireplace, and I'm guessing an ember got out on the roof. The roof was old, and it was dry," Kelly said.
The cause and origin of the fire remained under investigation, fire officials said.
Casey Rock, who works with both the Waynesboro fire department and ambulance squad, suffered bruises when he slipped while working on the roof, according to Steve Biesecker, an operator with the local fire department.