BREAKING: Multiple Fire Depts. Battle Fully Involved Reno House Fire, 2 Residents Rescued

BREAKING:  Multiple Fire Depts. Battle Fully Involved Reno House Fire, 2 Residents Rescued

Firefighters from six Venango County Fire Departments

were on the scene of a full involved residential structure

fire in Reno at 12:26 pm Thursday.  The house, a two

storey structure with a front porch was fully involved as

the first fire units rolled up to the scene at 7th Street

and Chestnut Street.  According to emergency radio

transmissions explosions were heard coming from

inside the structure in which two people were

entrapped.  A male resident of the home called 911 to

say a female inside the home might still be in the living

room, but by that time, Sugar Creek Borough Police

reported they had extricated the woman from the first

floor.  She was reported suffering from smoke


Fire fighters set up a location behind the Sandy K. Hovis

State Farm office at State Route 8 and Two Mile Run

Road to fill tankers as they became depleted after filling

portable water sources set up by Cornplanter Volunteer

Fire Department at Walnut Street and 7th Street. 



Several fire departments were put on standby in home

and away stations to cover for units responding to the

Reno fire.  Those standby units included Oakland,

Cherrytree , Pinegrove and Sandy Creek.  Sandy

Creekalso supplied a tanker for mutual aid as did

Seneca Volunteer Fire Department. 

The fire was declared under control at 1:48 pm and the

first units retired from the scene at 2 pm. 


Responding to the scene were units of the Oil City Fire

Department, and five volunteer fire departments: 

Reno, Rocky Grove, Rouseville, Cornplanter and

Seneca.  Sugarcreek Borough Police and Oil City Rescue

responded as well.  

Last modified onThursday, 06 April 2017 14:08
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