Fox Township, PA – An accidental fire destroyed a rental home in Elk County last night.

The home along Dagus Mines Road in Fox Township, near Kersey, caught fire around 11:45 p.m.

Tuesday night. Although the building is owned by Steven and Melissa Smith of St. Marys, it was being rented by 34-year-old Chrystal Ambuski and 32-year-old Kyle Bray.

Investigators say the fire originated in a wall cavity of an exterior wall, and it was accidental in nature.

There were no injuries, but damage is estimated at $85,000.