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Fire leaves family homeless

Cause is under investigation

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS Fire damage can be seen on the second floor of a home along North Fairview Street in Lock Haven.

LOCK HAVEN — A family was left homeless Tuesday afternoon when a fire damaged the second floor of their home at 38 1/2 N. Fairview St.

Lock Haven Fire Chief Bob Neff said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Nobody was injured,” Neff said.

Neff said he could not estimate the loss and was unsure if the family had insurance.

Dozens of firefighters from several local fire companies responded to the call at 1:30 p.m.

As they arrived, smoke was billowing from the second story windows, and firefighters immediately used several ladders to reach the apparent origin of the fire in the area of the roof.

The smell of smoke was evident and hazy smoke could be seen in downtown Lock Haven.

A small crowd of Lock Haven University students living nearby and neighbors gathered at the scene of the fire.

Members of the family who lived in the home also watched from the street.

However, they declined to speak to The Express.

The fire was declared under control at 2:30 p.m. and firefighters began returning to their quarters.

Fire companies who responded were from Lock Haven and Jersey Shore, along with Lock Haven EMS and Lock Haven City Police.

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