Family of four loses three pets in Pittston blaze

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@civitasmedia.com
A medic comforts the daughter of the victims of a fire on Main street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon. - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch
Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch
The Main street home suffered damage and two ferrets and one cat perished in the home. - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch
Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader - - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

PITTSTON — A family of four lost a cat and two ferrets during a blaze at their South Main Street home Tuesday afternoon.

Pittston City Fire Chief Jim Rooney said calls came in at approximately 2:43 p.m. with units from Pittston City, Pittston Township, Jenkins Township, Hughestown, Avoca, and West Pittston responding.

“They made entry and they found heavy fire,” he said. “(Firefighters) made entry and extinguished the fire.”

Rooney said the damage was contained to the front of the house, and said the home is “probably” salvageable.

He also noted no family members were home at the time of the blaze, and there is no indication as of right now to what caused it.

“It does not look suspicious at this time,” he said.

A medic comforts the daughter of the victims of a fire on Main street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire1-2.jpgA medic comforts the daughter of the victims of a fire on Main street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon. Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire2-2.jpgFirefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

The Main street home suffered damage and two ferrets and one cat perished in the home.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire3-1.jpgThe Main street home suffered damage and two ferrets and one cat perished in the home. Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL052718Fire2.CMYK_-2.jpgFirefighters work to extinguish hot spots on a Main Street home in Pittston. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch
Chief: Fire not deemed suspicious

By Jimmy Fisher

jfisher@civitasmedia.com