New Castle News


December 17, 2013

Fire displaces family

NEW CASTLE — A fire in Mahoningtown Sunday night displaced a family of five.

The Red Cross has assisted the family, one adult and four children, with emergency needs.

The city department responded to a fire in a vent and light fixture combination in the bathroom of a house at 307 N. Lafayette St. around midnight. The fire spread to the attic, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage, according to the department.

Penn Power was contacted to turn off the electricity.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 40 minutes. The cause was undetermined.

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