South Strabane house damaged in fire

March 26, 2014
Firefighters from South Strabane and Chartiers townships douse hot spots at the rear of a home on Sunset Boulevard in South Strabane Wednesday afternoon. - Jim McNutt / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

Firefighters from South Strabane and Chartiers townships responded to a house fire Wednesday at 260 Sunset Boulevard.

The fire began about 3:30 p.m. when a discarded cigarette butt was thrown into a plastic bucket outside the home, said South Strabane fire Chief Scott Reese. The rear exterior and parts of the home’s basement went up in flames.

No injuries were reported.

Reese estimated damage to the home at several thousand dollars.

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