Fire destroys home near Friedensburg

Jan. 18—FRIEDENSBURG — Fire destroyed a home in Wayne Twp. on Wednesday morning.

The blaze at 223 Kiehners Road was reported at 11:20 a.m., firefighters said, and involved a house that sits atop a hill west of King Coal Winery.

The mother, father and their three children who live there were not home at the time, a relative said.

A portable water tank was set up along the road at the base of a long driveway that leads up to the house.

From the start, firefighters said they contained their efforts to the exterior because of the heavy amount of fire.

Further details will be reported as they become available.