CRANBERRY TWP — A smoky fire Tuesday afternoon damaged the home at 106 Flamingo Drive.
The one-story brick home off the private drive just outside of the Marshall Woods housing plan looked undamaged from the outside as fire crews got the fire under control quickly.
But smoke had billowed out of the home’s basement and roof before firefighters extinguished the flames.
The homeowner, Neil Nye, had just returned home when he discovered smoke, according to a witness at the scene.
Nye and his dog were able to escape without injury.
Mark Nanna, Cranberry Volunteer Fire Company Administrator, said the fire broke out in a basement storage area.
Fire damage was contained to the storage area and a small connecting bedroom. The home also had interior smoke damage.
An electrical problem is believed to have caused the fire that was called in at 1:19 p.m.
Nanna said the homeowner is staying with his son.
Fire crews from Cranberry, Zelienople, Callery and Adams Area Fire District fire departments, the Cranberry EMS and the Zelienople Fire Police assisted at the scene.