Easter marred by home fire; Antrim family displaced

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
An Easter fire at 1540 Brenda Drive heavily damaged a house. No one was home when the blaze was reported at 3:50 p.m. Sunday. Greencastle Rescue Hose Company and other departments brought the fire under control by 5 p.m.

There were no injuries during an Easter afternoon fire at an Antrim Township residence.

The home of Faye Miller, 1540 Brenda Drive, was gutted by fire Sunday, April 8. She and her niece and nephew were not home when the fire was reported at 3:50 p.m. According to reports, fire was coming through the roof of the single-family house located in a development off U.S. 11 just south of the borough, when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Information supplied by the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services said the fire was brought under control around 5 p.m.

The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshall is investigating the cause, and did not return calls by presstime Tuesday. An insurance company was at the home Monday reviewing the damage.

The displaced residents are staying with family nearby. Two cats escaped unharmed.

Greencastle Rescue Hose Company responded to the call, and was assisted by MMP&W, Marion, Washington County, Maugansville and Long Meadow departments. Crew were on the scene for several hours. High winds exacerbated the fire.