Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Investigator: Shinglehouse house fire started near heater

State Police Investigators say a fire Monday morning that destroyed a home at 208 Low Street in Shinglehouse started near a "vent less gas heater in the living area." However, Trooper John Whitcomb said the exact cause remains "undetermined" pending further review. The home is owned by Jack R. Himmelberger of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Firefighters from Pennsylvania and New York responded to the 4:50 a.m. blaze. The structure, and its contents, were declared a "total loss." No injuries were reported.