Unionville Road house fire a substantial loss
A Unionville Road residence experienced significant structure damage as a result of a fire Saturday afternoon.
Crews responded to the scene of an active structure fire at 752 Unionville Road around 1 p.m., after dispatchers said smoke was seen by the homeowner in the residence.
The homeowner was told to evacuate, and was the only one in the house at the time.
According to Ken Wilson, assistant chief of the Prospect-Franklin Township Fire Department, the fire is believed to have started in the basement, but the cause is unknown.
“We don’t believe it to be a total loss, but it’s definitely a substantial loss,” he said.
Crews put out the fire in 10 minutes, and the fire marshal was contacted for a formal investigation of the fire’s cause.
Wilson added that no one was permanently living in the home, as it was under renovation.
Unionville Volunteer Fire Company, Butler Township Fire District, and Portersville/Muddy Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance service also responded to the scene.