RAUCHTOWN - A small one-room cabin on Jacob Stoltzfus' property at 335 Davidson Road was already burned to the ground when volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to Nippenose Valley Fire Chief Dean Miller.
"I would probably say it could have been burning 25 to 30 minutes before a neighbor, 300 yards away, saw the flames through some trees," Miller said, adding that the cabin was at a very remote location in Crawford Township.
"We had to go up through several fields to reach it," Miller said.
Although the bulk of the fire was knocked down in 15 minutes, it took another 90 minutes to put it out, Miller said. Firefighters from Antes Fort, Jersey Shore and Woodward Township assisted at the scene.