Cause of Canton Township fire 'undetermined' for now Residents will be interviewed
A house fire on Spencer Road early Tuesday in Canton Township that injured a resident is being ruled "undetermined" for now, according to Canton Fire Chief J. Scott May.
May said the state police fire marshal was investigating the cause of the blaze, but he can't get into the house because a floor is unsafe, due to the fire damage.
As a result, the fire marshal plans to interview the residents. Until that can be done, the cause will remain undetermined, the fire chief said.
Brian May, who rented the upstairs at the two-story house, sustained burns to his hands and feet and was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following the fire, and then transferred to a hospital in the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, according to J. Scott May.
On Tuesday, Brian May had been listed in critical condition, but he was later upgraded to stable condition, according to a spokesperson for the Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The fire chief said the fire department received the call for the fire at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the fire chief, the blaze began in the second floor back bedroom, and fire was coming out of the window when firefighters arrived. He said the first floor had water and smoke damage, and the second floor was "gutted for the most part."
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