farrell fire


Firefighters responded to a blaze early Saturday at a Farrell house that was being renovated.

FARRELL – An early morning fire Saturday in Farrell is under investigation.

No one was hurt in the blaze at the house at 505 Sharon New Castle Road that is under construction and being remodeled, Fire Chief Mike Renner said.

The call for a structure fire came in at 1:42 a.m. First-arriving firefighters saw heavy smoke coming out of the house.

Firefighters entered the structure through the front door but had to back out because the floor was burned through, Renner said.

They entered through a side door and found that a fire in the basement burned through the first floor.

Renner would not say where the origin of the fire was or whether he thinks it was accidental.

"The state police fire marshal will be coming Monday," Renner said. "The fire is under investigation."

The house is owned by Martin Henlen, of Farrell, who has insurance.

Renner estimated the damage to be approximately $50,000 to $60,000.

"There is significant structural damage, and heat and smoke damage to the rest of the house," Renner said.

Hermitage and Sharon firefighters assisted.

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