Firefighters Battle Blaze on Tunnelton Road

(BEDFORD) – Firefighters from Shawswick, Marion, Oolitic, and Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Departments battled a blaze on Tunnelton Road on Friday morning.

Firefighters believe the fire started in an upstairs bedroom from a lamp that was too close to combustible materials.

Firefighters responded at 10:20 a.m. to a home in the 2700 block of Tunnelton Road. The home is owned by Jack and Rory Case.

A Marion Twp. firefighter prepares to battle a house fire Friday morning on Tunnelton Road.

According to Shawswick Fire Training Officer Austin Bown, no one was injured in the blaze. One dog was rescued, and another dog died in the blaze.

Shawswick Firefighter Tammy Wright comforts a small boy at the scene.

“We believe the fire started in the upstairs bedroom from a lamp that was too close to combustible material,” he added. “The fire has been ruled accidental.”

Nineteen firefighters from the four fire departments battled the blaze. AMR Ambulance Service along with the Lawrence County Police Department assisted at the scene.

The fire occurred on a narrow spot of roadway on Tunnelton Road and northbound traffic had to be rerouted around the blaze while firefighters battled the blaze.

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