Early morning fire destroys Kennett Township home
By J. Chambless
Fire companies remained on the scene this morning at the home.
A fire that broke out in the early morning hours of Jan. 8 has destroyed a home in the Fallbrooke community in Kennett Township.
The home, at 417 Red Clay Drive, is one of three at the end of the road in the community. At 10:30 on Thursday morning, the road was still jammed with about 15 tankers and trucks from the Kennett and Longwood fire companies, as well as Cochranville, Unionville, West Bradford, Avondale and Oxford fire companies. Rolled firehoses were laid along Fallbrooke Drive and Red Clay Drive. A firefighter at the scene said that most of the responding units were tanker trucks because there was no water source near the home.
The home had burned down to the roofline and was gutted.
Firefighters battled the blaze for hours in subfreezing temperatures, and the road leading up to the fire scene was coated with ice from the firehoses.
The five-bedroom, 4,972-square-foot home, which sits on 1.76 acres, previously sold for $750,000 in 2010.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries in the blaze. The cause is under investigation.