BLAKELY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A early morning blaze in Blakely. That blaze was ruled arson by a State Police Fire Marshal.fighter is now a fire victim after an
An addition being put on a home at 320
caught fire this morning around 5:30. Only charred
framework of that addition is left while the siding melted on a neighboring
Ironically the house under construction belongs to Blakely
Fire Chief Tim Fanning, who is living elsewhere during the
construction. "While I was getting up for work, I heard the pops. Being I only
live a block and a half away from the fire here, I started down the road when
the pager went off and here it was. It was my house. It's under construction,
we're moving back into our family homestead and doing some construction work.
My house is gone now," said Fanning.