On February 28th, 2019 at 1254hrs emergency personnel were dispatched to 214 Shipe Road in Rockefeller Township, Northumberland County, PA for a reported house fire.
Immediately after dispatch, Chief 6-3-1 requested the next 2 tankers that were due on the box. Within 5 minutes of dispatch, Chief 6-3-1 arrived on scene and reported a fully involved house fire.
All occupants were reported to be out of the structure with the exception of the families 2 dogs, which unfortunately did not survive.
The cause of the fire was not suspicious but State Police Fire marshal Kirk Renn was asked to investigate.
Crews from Stonington, Sunbury, Shamokin, Elysburg, Overlook, Herndon, Upper and Lower Augusta Townships helped battle the blaze.