Overnight house fires reported in Carney, Joppa

Overnight house fires reported in Carney, Joppa

Amherst Volunteer Fire Chief Glen Brown said wind may have caused the property owner's power line to fall near or on the house.

Monroe Township Fire received a call just after 4 o'clock at the corner of Royster Road and Wendorf Road.

One firefighter was also evaluated after possibly suffering heat exhaustion.

"Needless to say I didn't let no grass grow under the truck on the way back". The two firefighters advanced through the two-storey home on Simmons Drive as they looked for occupants.

Several fire departments responded to the call, but the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Both are recovering and are expected to be OK.

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Crews battled a pair of house fires in Carney and Joppa overnight.

There were no injuries; no one was home at the time, Deputy Fire Marshal Joey Guest said.

"It got away from us", Wilson said.

Despite Sylvain's efforts, the house was still damaged, and two dogs were lost in the fire.

The cause of the fire is now unknown.

Peter, 59, told the WHT: "We couldn't believe that it started up again".