Clay Township fire

Smoke pours from a vacant home in Clay Township Monday afternoon.

A vacant home undergoing remodeling in Clay Township sustained extensive damage from fire Monday afternoon.

Five fire companies responded to 1090 Forest Hill Road about 2:30 p.m. to find a working fire in a second floor bedroom that was being remodeled. The home is located just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The room where the fire was discovered had no electricity and firefighters aren't sure how the fire started, said Don Moyer, chief of the Durlach & Mt. Airy Fire Company.

A state fire marshal was called to the scene.

The owner of the home said no work had been done at the home in a couple days. A worker on an adjacent poultry farm saw smoke coming from the roof and called in the fire.

The fire caused extensive damage to the bedroom and water damage to a kitchen below. Moyer estimated damage at $30,000.

A long, narrow lane hindered fire trucks from reaching the scene and equipment and firefighters were shuttled in with a recreational trail vehicle.

Other fire companies that responded were Schoeneck Fire Company, Lincoln Fire Company, Brickerville Fire Company and Lincoln Fire Company.

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