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Lawrence Twp family escapes fire by fleeing onto porch roof


Lawrence Township, PA – A family in Lawrence Township had to flee onto their roof to escape a fire yesterday.

Crews were called out to the home of 43-year-old Michael and 42-year-old Rebecca Owens on Palmer Street in the Kerr Addition area near Clearfield around 6:50 Sunday morning.

The family had escaped onto their porch roof, five people in total… the parents and three children.

Although the home was a complete loss, the family and their dogs were able to escape. Rebecca and Mike had minor injuries. A turtle and fish died in the fire.

Damage is estimated at $150,000, and the cause was undetermined.

Neighbors provided water to Lawrence Township firefighters on scene, and the McDonald’s brought sandwiches.

Want to help the family? Click Here to read about support efforts.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll have to scroll down on that page to see this specific report.)