Fire destroys home on New Year's Day


GILBERTON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WOLF) -- The new year got off to a difficult start for a Schuylkill County man when a fire destroyed his home.

It happened around 10 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Main Street in Gilberton.

Video from Skook News shows the fire from both sides of the burning home.

The fire started toward the back of the house, and no one was hurt, Fire Chief Frank Jackowiak said.

The man tried to go back in looking for his cats and had to be restrained, Jackowiak said.

A fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.

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