LIVERPOOL, Pa. (WHTM) – Two people are dead after a house fire Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to a home in the 600 block of North Front Street in Liverpool around 3 p.m. and found the home engulfed. Firefighters tried to rescue the two people trapped inside, but it was too late.
“I heard the sirens coming down the street,” said Laura Tilghman, who lives across the street.
“We arrived to find heavy fire showing from the front corner,” Liverpool Fire Company Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Dalpiaz said.
Neighbors tell ABC27 News an elderly couple lived in the home.
“It’s very sad, and we’re praying for their families and friends who knew them. It’s a very sad situation,” Tilghman said.
Around 75 firefighters from 10 companies battled the blaze.
The damage estimate is not known at this time, but the home is a total loss. The deputy fire chief says the cold weather made fighting this fire extra difficult.
“We had a little problem with our water supply. One fire hydrant was frozen. Obviously, with the cold temperatures, that’s not abnormal, but we were still able to get water to the fire without much of a delay at all,” Dalpiaz said.
“I’m thankful for each day we have because tomorrow is not a promise,” Tilghman said.
The victims’ names have not been released. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.