A family's home in Clarendon was destroyed by fire Sunday night.
According to Clarendon Fire Chief Terry Gregerson, volunteer firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 315 N. Main St. at approximately 8:40 p.m.
"When we arrived, we had heavy flame and smoke from the second story," said Gregerson.
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Volunteer firefighters from throughout the area responded to a house fire at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday at 315 N. Main St. in Clarendon. A Clarendon fire official said he expects the damage to amount to a total loss.
Gregerson noted the department was assisted by volunteer firefighters from Sheffield, Cherry Grove, Glade, Starbrick, North Warren, Youngsville, Pleasant Township and Kane. Emergycare paramedics and Warren-based state police also responded.
Police shut down eastbound traffic on Route 6 near Griff Hill Road shortly after 10 p.m. while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
According to Gregerson, "They (firefighters) did an interior attack on the structure and knocked the fire down."
Gregerson estimated the fire was "under control" by approximately 9:30 p.m. and responders were finished on site at approximately 2:17 a.m. Monday.
Gregerson said the homeowners were home when the fire started and everyone got outside safely before firefighters arrived. He declined to identify the residents of the home.
Two firefighters were taken to Warren General Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and were later released.
"The residents lost pretty much everything they had," said Gregerson. "It's probably going to be a total loss on the house."
A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has ruled the cause of the blaze as currently undetermined, according to Gregerson.
A Clarendon firefighter found a Honda car key at the scene; to claim it, call the Clarendon VFD at 723-4951.