Nearly remodeled home destroyed by fire in Union County

UNION COUNTY – It was a home nearly finished being remodeled that was destroyed by fire Thursday morning in the Mifflinburg area. Union County Communications tells us the fire was first reported just before 11 a.m. Thursday at 1020 Reber Road. County communications says no one was home at the time and it was reported by a neighbor.

The Daily Item reports a Mifflinburg couple, Herschel and Sabine Rohlfs, had been waiting for three years to move into the home. The couple told the paper they were hoping to move into the home this winter. The home was not insured. Their possessions however, were at another location.

The fire was fully involved upon firefighter’s arrival. It took crews about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported. A cause has yet to be determined.  Volunteers from Mifflinburg, New Berlin, Penns Creek, White Deer Township, and William Cameron Fire Departments responded.

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