City Fire Department Captain Matt Rettger tells WESB they got the call at 8:18 a.m. He says the first fire hydrant they went to was frozen, but they were able to operate with water from their tank and it didn’t hinder the battling of the blaze at all.
“It didn’t change the outcome,” he said, adding that damage is estimated at $20,000.
They don’t know the cause of the blaze yet, but are going back to the scene this afternoon and may have a determination later today.
The house is owned by Neil Reynolds. The occupant, Vincent Reynolds, was home at the time but was able to get out safely.
Sixteen Bradford firefighters were on the scene until 10:40 a.m. Six Bradford Township firefighters were also on the scene.