At 0655 on October 9, 2023, Star Hose Company of Port Allegany and the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a reported garage fire on Champlin Hill Road in Annin Township. First arriving units found one building burned to the ground and another structure starting to burn. Mutual aid assistance was requested from Roulette, Coudersport and Eldred. One burn victim was transported by Port Allegany ambulance to Olean (NY) Hospital after a medical helicopter could not respond due to weather. Firefighters were on scene until 1100. A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.

– Fire News photos by Jay K. Bradish