2/10/2013 9:32 PM
by Rebecca Turco
DANESE - A house fire in Fayette County Sunday evening ignited with the owner inside, but she was not harmed.
Firefighters said it happened at a house on Chestnut Knob Road in Danese around 3:30 p.m. The fire was on the second floor of the house. Danese, Meadow Bridge and Nuttall Volunteer Fire Departments responded. The homeowner said she was cleaning downstairs before the fire when she heard several electrical "pops."
"I went upstairs and by that time, the wall was on fire upstairs, said Charlotte Underwood. "It was smoking and I could feel the heat, and so I ran back downstairs."
Captain Mark Critchley said the second floor was destroyed. "Everything upstairs is a total loss. Everything downstairs is pretty salvageable."
The cause of the fire is under investigation.