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Addison Township cabin fire extinguished in short order

September 19, 2018

Five fire departments from two counties responded to a cabin fire call at 8:11 a.m. Monday along Camp Buckey Road in Addison Township, according to Somerset County 911 shift supervisor Alan Baumgardner. The cabin was not occupied, he said.

Addison Fire Chief Bill Barlow said a passerby saw smoke coming out of the eaves and called 911.

When firefighters reached the cabin, at the top of Mount Davis, they could not see the fire, he said. Once inside, crews found the fire was contained in a bedroom.

Crews knocked down the fire in 10 minutes, he said. The fire damaged the bedroom and its contents. Smoke damage occurred throughout the rest of the cabin, he said.

Barlow estimated the damage at $25,000 to $30,000 because of the extensive smoke damage. He did not know if the structure was insured. The cabin is owned by a Pittsburgh resident, whose name was not released Monday.

“The fire was of unknown origin, but it was not suspicious,” Barlow said.

The Addison Volunteer Fire Department was joined by crews from Salisbury, Confluence, Meyersdale and Grantsville, Maryland.

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