Six Area Departments Respond to Utica Apartment Fire

| August 10, 2017

UTICA, Pa. (EYT) – Crews from six area volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire in the Utica area Wednesday morning.

Venango County 911 says the fire occurred around 7:20 a.m. at a residence along Old Route 322.

Utica, Polk, Rocky Grove, Cooperstown, Cochrantan, and Sandy Lake fire departments responded to the fire as well as Community Ambulance.

The fire broke out in the second-floor portion of a building consisting of a garage on the first floor and two apartments on the upper floor.

No injuries were reported, but a substantial amount of interior damage occurred.

A woman who lived in one of the apartments, Tonya Hedglin, was not at home when the fire broke out. She told that she has renter’s insurance.

The second apartment is currently vacant.

The property, owned by Lee and Rita Toloff, is insured.

The fire is believed to be electrical in nature.

Crews remained on the scene until 10:19 a.m.

(Photos by Michael Collins)

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