By SAXON DAUGHERTY
Local firefighters prevented a garage fire Monday night in Cranberry Township from turning much worse.
“If they would have gotten here any later, it probably would have got the house,” said homeowner Mike Micco.
Micco was at home on Carey Lane with two of his children around 5:30 p.m. when he came across the smoke pouring out from the garage that sat just feet from his residence.
He immediately called 911, and fire departments from Seneca, Rockland, Emlenton, Knox and Pinegrove Township were dispatched to the scene along with Community Ambulance Service and Franklin state police.
Firefighters arrived to find the garage fully involved. Micco said the firemen first sprayed the side of the home to prevent it from going up in flames as well.
By the time the fire was extinguished, a pick-up truck and camper were a total loss.
Micco said the home had some siding melt and there was minor smoke damage to windows, but he is just glad that nobody was injured and that his house is still structurally sound.
“I just can’t express enough gratitude to everyone who came,” Micco said.
Emergency personnel cleared the scene by 7 p.m., and state police fire marshal Ken Hamilton said the fire has been deemed accidental.