We weren’t at the scene of this fire pictured here. Quite frankly we slept through it. We didn’t hear the fire alarm. One buddy said “should have called you”. The better half was on her way to work but didn’t want to wake me. Normally with the local newspapers all over it we wouldn't have bothered with it. Also, it was all over FaceBook. However, a very good friend sent us the picture which she got from a friend of hers. Since it was probably the best picture we’ve seen we thought we would share it with you.
The fire broke out yesterday morning (Friday – June 8) just before 7 AM at the corner of 14th & Bengal Blvd. here in Wellsville. According to the newspaper account “one house was destroyed and the other declared a total loss”. A third house suffered some water damage according to reporter Richard Sberna.
The house on the corner at 458 14th had been vacant for several years and was totally involved when the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Dept. arrived on the scene at 7:04. The house next door, at 452 14th only had about five feet of space between the two of them. Fortunately there were no injuries. With neighbors reporting having seen juveniles going in and out of the vacant house on the corner arson is being investigate.
Thanks for the picture Roe…