Abington Journal

Family of four loses three pets in Pittston blaze

PITTSTON — A family of four lost a cat and two ferrets during a blaze at their South Main Street home on Tuesday afternoon.

Pittston City Fire Chief Jim Rooney said calls came in at approximately 2:43 p.m., with units from Pittston City, Pittston Township, Jenkins Township, Hughestown, Avoca, and West Pittston responding.

“They made entry and they found heavy fire,” he said. “(Firefighters) made entry and extinguished the fire.”

Rooney said the damage was contained to the front of the house, and said the home was “probably” salvageable.

He also noted that no family members were home at the time of the blaze, and that there is no indication as of right now to what caused it.

“It does not look suspicious at this time,” he said.

Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire2.jpgFirefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
Firefighters are seen at 264 South Main St. in Pittston on Tuesday afternoon. Three pets were killed in a fire at the home Tuesday afternoon.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_PIT_FIRE.jpegFirefighters are seen at 264 South Main St. in Pittston on Tuesday afternoon. Three pets were killed in a fire at the home Tuesday afternoon. Jimmy Fisher | Times Leader
A medic comforts the daughter of the victims of a fire on Main street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire1.jpgA medic comforts the daughter of the victims of a fire on Main street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader Jimmy Fisher | Times Leader
The Main street home suffered damage and 2 ferrets and 1 cat perished in the home. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire3.jpgThe Main street home suffered damage and 2 ferrets and 1 cat perished in the home. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader Jimmy Fisher | Times Leader
Chief: fire not deemed suspicious

By Jimmy Fisher

jfisher@civitasmedia.com