Morris Township home damaged by fire

March 16, 2017
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Firefighters work Thursday morning to extinguish a blaze at a home on Dille Run Road in Morris Township.
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Natalie Reid Miller/Observer-Reporter Smoke pours from the roof of a house Thursday morning on Dille Run Road in Morris Township.

No one was home when a house fire broke out just before 10 a.m. Thursday at 759 Dille Run Road in Morris Township.

The two-story home, a log cabin with an addition, was badly damaged, said Morris Township fire Chief Dave Dietrich. Gusting winds made it difficult to extinguish the blaze.

Dietrich said the home is uninhabitable. The Red Cross was called to assist the four residents.

The fire is not suspicious, he added. A state fire marshal was called to investigate.

Assisting were fire departments from North Franklin, South Franklin, Amwell and South Strabane townships and Lone Pine.

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