JUST IN: Fire Marshal Investigating Bell Twp. Fire

BELL TOWNSHIP – A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating a house fire that occurred at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at 5922 Colonel Drake Hwy., in Bell Township.

According to the Punxsutawney-based state police, the fire destroyed a single-story residence. The victim, Robert Litz, 65, of Mahaffey, and his family were out of town at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported as a result, and damage is estimated at more than $350,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, state police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510 or at Ridgway at 814-776-6136.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Altoona Fire Department and KMI Holdings Inc. of Mahaffey.

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