Fire Fighter Loses Home to Fire 

A local firefighter and his family are homeless, after flames ripped through his residence in Pittston Tuesday. Another firefighter was injured fighting the blaze. The two and a half story home at North Beech Hill Road is still standing, but it has significant damage, according to Pittston fire chief Jason Farris.Nick Edgar is an Augusta Firefighter.Edgar was working in his garage when he first noticed the flames.Edgar was able to get the family’s pets out safely. No one else was inside at the time.Seven surrounding communities were called in to help battle the fire.One firefighter was hospitalized with heat exhaustion. Chief Farris says the fire started in a corner bedroom.He’s calling it accidental, but adds the cause will likely remain a mystery because of the heavy damage.The Augusta fire department is accepting donations for the family. Items may be dropped off at the central station at the top of Water Street.