Fire Gutted Ridley Creek Road Home, Officials Say
Fire officials say Monday night's blaze began in the garage.
The cause of the two-alarm fire on the 1700 block of Ridley Creek Road in Upper Providence Township late Monday night is undetermined, however it is believed to have started in the garage.
Fire Marshal Allen Mancill said the cause of the fire is "undetermined" but accidental.
The fully-involved house fire began in the garage, Mancill said, and quickly spread through the first and second floors of the home and the floors caved in.
The homeowner, who was the only person inside the house at the time, awoke to the smoke alarm and was able to escape. A pet cat is also believed to have escaped, he said.
A Lima firefighter was injured in the blaze when a window fell on him, injuring his fingers and hand, Mancill said.
Crews responded to the fire at about 9:26 p.m. Monday and the scene was cleared by about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to Upper Providence Township Police.
Rose Tree Fire Co. along with Media Fire Co., Newtown Square Fire Co., Lima Fire, South Media and Riddle and Media EMS crews responded to the scene for the first alarm. Additional crews were called with the second-alarm.
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