On Thursday, October 24 at approximately 6 a.m., the American Red Cross Wayne-Pike Chapter responded to a single-family fire on Starrucca Creek Road in Starrucca, northern Wayne County.
The Red Cross assisted two adults and two children with food, clothing, seasonal clothing and a storage container. The Red Cross will follow up with the family for additional services, if needed.
PA State Police Honesdale report that the due to the amount of fire damage, the cause of the fire remains undetermined, but not suspicious.
The blaze was discovered at 2:57 a.m. The Slocum family woke to the fire in the residence and had to jump from the second floor to escape the burning home. Mr. and Mrs. Slocum sustained injuries from the fall and the children escaped uninjured, said Trooper Mark Murray.
The entire residence and its contents were destroyed in the fire.
Fire departments from Thompson, Susquehanna, Northern Wayne (Lakewood), Browndale, Uniondale and Belmont assisted with extinguishing the fire.
Red Cross officials invite others to make a difference in the lives of others by becoming a Red Cross volunteer with the disaster team. For individuals and families who have been personally affected by a fire or disaster - the offer of a warm blanket, the means to purchase food and clothing, lodging, personal hygiene items like those found in a comfort kit, even a stuffed animal for a child can make all the difference for a hopeful tomorrow, the Red Cross notes. Contact Red Cross Volunteer Services at (610) 865-4400 ext. 219.