UPDATE: Residents Allowed to Return to Homes Following Industrial Fire in Forest County

| January 10, 2017

HICKORY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Residents have been notified that it is safe to return to their homes after a voluntary safety evacuation was issued in Forest County as a result of an industrial fire near the Warren-Forest County border.

Around 10:00 a.m., residents were asked to evacuate a 4-mile radius of an industrial fire near Queens Road, just south of Kelly Hill Road, according to a statement issued by Warren County Public Safety.

Dan Tobin, Director of Marketing and Communications for American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region, confirmed around 2 p.m. that residents had been notified that it was safe to return to their homes.

During the evacuation, American Red Cross set up a temporary reception center at the Tidioute Fire Hall (Warren County) for those who evacuated their homes.

The evacuation was voluntary, and residents were not required to leave.

No injuries have been reported as of Tuesday afternoon.

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