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January 21, 2013

Local briefs 1/22/2013


Fire destroys Cherryhill Twp. home

PENN RUN – A fire Sunday evening left an Indiana County family homeless.

Firefighters from eight companies in Indiana and Cambria counties responded to the Brian Sears residence on Diehl Road in Cherryhill Township.

Volunteers from Cherryhill, Pine Township, Clymer, Commodore and Brush Valley were joined at the scene by tankers from Vintondale, Nanty Glo and Nicktown.

The fire, reported at 7:16 p.m.,  is under investigation.

Driver hurt when car overturns

A motorist was taken to Memorial Medical Center after he was injured in a one-car accident just before 4 p.m. Monday on Coon Ridge Road near Eisman Road in Upper Yoder Township.

The car was westbound when it went out of control, climbed an embankment and then rolled over onto its roof, the Upper Yoder police said.

The driver, whose name was not immediately released, had to be extricated by firefighters and emergency medical personnel, police said.

Also responding were

personnel from the Upper Yoder, Southmont, Ferndale and Ideal fire companies and Conemaugh Township EMS.

Rig crashes on Route 22 ramp

No injuries were reported when a tractor-trailer overturned in Munster Township on Monday morning.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the exit ramp of Route 22 leading to the

Keystone Restaurant, a Cambria County 911 supervisor said.

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