The Arson Bomb Squad reports the details of a Fire that occurred at 1:30pm on Sunday, April 9, 2023, in Brookville.
According to Detectives, Officers responded for a house fire located at 63 Fruitledge Road. Upon arrival, it was determined that the residents had evacuated the home prior to Police arrival and the house had sustained major structural damage. Assisting to extinguish the fire were ten local fire departments and eighty firefighters. One firefighter sustained a knee injury and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. No additional injuries were reported. Assisting Arson Bomb Squad Detectives on scene were NCPD Investigator Giardino and Fire Marshall Lieutenant Maickel.
Subsequent to the investigation a contributing factor of a faulty chimney led to the cause of the fire, however the investigation is ongoing.