PA Firefighter's Home Destroyed, Dog Killed In House Fire

A firefighter's dog was killed and their house was destroyed in a fire in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Barlow Volunteer Fire Department firetruck.

Barlow Volunteer Fire Department firetruck.

Photo Credit: Facebook (Barlow Volunteer Fire Department)

A firefighter with the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department in Gettysburg lost their home in the 100 block of Solomon Road in Cumberland Township due to a fire that broke out at 2:09 a.m., according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

The firefighter's dog died despite resuscitation efforts, according to a post on photojournalist Harrison Jones' Facebook page.

The Red Cross assisted the four people displaced by the fire, according to Jones.


Many community members have contacted the fire department and Daily Voice looking for ways to help, and the while the department is "currently working with the family to determine their immediate needs" the family also "basically lost everything," as stated on the department's Facebook page. 

"At this time we are compiling a list of folks that have reached out and will we contact them in future with outstanding items that the family needs," the post reads.

If you want to donate you can contact the department via it's Facebook page, call the fire station at 717-334-1717 option Fire Chief and leave message, or mail a donation to "Barlow Fire Department; 2005 Taneytown Rd; Gettysburg, Pa 17325; Attn: Fire Loss," the post states.

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