FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — A Fayetteville resident was taken to the hospital and a family pet is believed to have died Saturday after a fire destroyed a two-story home, displacing its four residents, according to fire officials.
The Fayetteville Fire Department responded Saturday at 1:58 p.m. to the fire at 8202 Lincoln Way East.
One person was taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital for smoke inhalation.
Captain Brady Bumbaugh, commanding officer at the scene, said winds between 10 and 15 mph increased the fire, which crews initially attempted to fight from inside the house.
“It was just completely unsafe for our guys,” Bumbaugh said.
Crews continued to fight the fire externally and were on scene until about 6 p.m., he said.
One of the family’s dogs that the homeowner believed was in the house at the time of the fire was missing and believed to have died in the blaze, firefighter Cole Bumbaugh said.