Pleasant View Communities CEO Jonathan Hollinger released the following statement regarding the fire on Red Oak Drive Monday night:
On Monday, June 26th, slightly before 9 pm one of Pleasant View’s Red Oak Drive cottages caught fire.
Over 30 apparatus were dispatched including fire, police, and medical emergency services. The State Police Fire Marshal ruled the cause of the fire to be a lightning strike.
All six residents, including two pets, were safely evacuated from the four-unit cottage building. Cottage #302 experienced no damage, and the two residents are expected to return to their cottage soon. Cottages #304 and #308 experienced residual smoke damage and are expected to need new carpet, insulation, ceilings, and paint. Cottage #306 has been condemned by the Penn Township Zoning Official and will be a full gut and restoration.
Other living accommodations were found for the 6 residents for Monday night. Long-term accommodations are being secured for the four displaced residents from cottages #304, #306, and #308.
While residents and team members are a bit shaken, all are safe and doing well. Pleasant View is grateful for the quick and successful response of our emergency responders along with the prayers, concerns and help of family, friends, and team members.