COPLAY, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials say they have not yet determined the cause of a blaze in a Pennsylvania apartment building that killed scores of animals, but it appears to have been accidental.
The fire in Lehigh County’s North Whitehall Township was reported shortly after noon Tuesday.
Fire chief Ron Stahley said 61 cats and two dogs were killed in the blaze, which began in the kitchen of the unit.
Stahley said the fire didn’t appear suspicious in origin and also didn’t appear to have been related to cooking.
Officials said seven people from three families were displaced and were aided by the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Officials said one firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of what appeared to be heat exhaustion.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Must Read Today’s Top Talkers:
- Governors Wagering Sweet Treats Of NFC Championship Game
- Motorists Seeing Slightly Higher Gas prices In New Jersey
- Philadelphia Police Will Increase Presence For Eagles Game, Women’s March
- Twitter To Tell 677,775 People They Interacted With Kremlin-Linked Trolls
- Birth Control Pills May Prevent Some Cancers, Study Finds