WINFIELD – Fire destroyed a home in Jackson Township, Snyder County Monday morning. Multiple crews responded to the two-alarm blaze that began shortly before 10a.m. The home on Stein Lane is owned by Dan and Sonya Erdley.
Kratzerville Fire Department Chief Chuck Steininger says the fire was discovered by a workman, “There was a gentleman that was here to do some remodeling and when he arrived here, he seen the smoke and made an attempt to put it out.”
Neighbor Christina Nolt saw the smoke from her house next door, “And then I looked out the window and all of a sudden I saw like all this smoke and everything and I’m like, ‘Mom, that’s not a wood furnace, something’s burning.’”
Nolt says most of the family is on a trip out west. They have eleven children.
Volunteers from Mifflinburg, Middleburg, Winfield, Kratzerville, Penns Creek, New Berlin and Shamokin Dam responded. No injuries were reported. Steininger says they believe a stove was the source of the fire, but they are still investigating. (Ali Stevens/Jennifer Wakeman)