No injuries reported in Union County fire

Fire apparatus lined the roadway Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to douse a blaze which broke out at a home located at 1356 Johnson Mill Road, Buffalo Township, Union County.

MIFFLINBURG — Officials with the Mifflinburg Hose Company believe a fire which damaged a Buffalo Township, Union County, home Wednesday morning was accidental in nature.

Andrew Schnure, an assistant chief with the Mifflinburg Hose Company, said firefighters were dispatched at around 10 a.m. to a home at 1356 Johnson Mill Road. He did not have the name of the property owners immediately available Wednesday afternoon.

“When we arrived on scene, there was heavy fire on the rear of the house,” Schnure said. “Lewisburg’s fire engine showed up first, along with myself and another one of our chiefs.”

He said the crews immediately deployed hand lines from Lewisburg’s engine to begin dousing the flames.

An engine from Mifflinburg soon arrived, with Schnure noting that crews laid a hose line from a nearby pond in order to pump water to assist with dousing the fire.

“It took us about 30 minutes to get the fire under control,” Schnure said. “We were there for probably another hour or so doing overhaul and waiting for the fire marshal.”

He said a state police fire marshal is continuing to investigate the blaze, and noted that it appears to be accidental in nature.

“A quarter of the residence had fire damage,” Schnure said. “There was smoke and he damage throughout.”

No one was injured. He was unsure if the property owners were insured.

Schnure also noted that there was a fire at the same house about two years ago.

In addition to Mifflinburg and Lewisburg, firefighters from New Berlin, White Deer Township and Union Township responded.

Johnson Mill Road in the area of the fire was closed as responders worked on scene.

Staff writer Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 or email

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