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One person injured, dog dies in Forward Township fire

A fire in the 100 block of Ash Stop Road claimed the life of a dog and sent a person to the hospital Tuesday, April 2. Zach Petroff/Butler Eagle

One person was taken to the hospital and one animal is dead after a house fire along Ash Stop Road in Forward Township on Tuesday, April 2.

One dog died in a basement fire, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Ash Stop Road, according to Evans City volunteer fire chief Matthew Otto.

Additionally, as of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, only five of the homeowner’s six cats had been located, and one person was taken to an Allegheny County hospital.

Otto said he did not immediately know the cause of the fire and that the fire marshal was called to investigate.

The homeowner was put in touch with the American Red Cross.

This is a developing story.

Related Article: Dog dies in Basement fire in Evans City
Firefighters exit a home on Ash Stop Road in Forward Township after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several fire departments lined Ash Stop Road after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Firefighters exit a home on Ash Stop Road in Forward Township after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tina Zajacs speaks with firefighters outside her home on Ash Stop Road in Forward Township after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Firefighters prepare to enter a home on Ash Stop Road in Forward Township after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Firefighters prepare to enter a home on Ash Stop Road in Forward Township after a structure fire was reported on Tuesday, April 2. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

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