Location: 660 Route 168 New Beaver Borough Lawrence County
Occupants of a home in New Beaver Borough were able to escape the fire but their family pet was not so lucky. According to the fire chief, Kevin Peters, the family’s pet cat perished in the fire. Peters said the occupant of the home found a ceiling lamp fixture on fire and that it quickly spread to the porch. When firemen arrived, they found the home fully involved with fire. It took several hours to bring the fire under control which began shortly before 8:30 AM. Firemen were on scene till around noon. The fire marshal is investigating the incident. Peters said the home owner, Donald Fazenbaker, had insurance on the home. Lawrence County firefighters were assisted by departments from nearby Beaver County.