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Fire engulfs home in Punxsutawney

Numerous fire crews in Jefferson County are battling a house fire in Punxsutawney. (WJAC)

PUNXSUTAWNEY - Numerous fire crews in Jefferson County are battling a house fire in Punxsutawney.

The fire broke out just after noon Wednesday on Pine Street.

According to Elk Run Fire Chief Doug Mcafoos, the home is a total loss. He said with the home being a double planked house, it cause the fire to spread quickly.

None of the residents were injured, but one dog died in the fire.

The fire chief said the homeowner has had electrical problems inside the house.

A state police fire marshal is investigating and the Red Cross is assisting the family.


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