One dies from injuries after Thursday fire

Sarah Hawley

March 10, 2014

OLIVE TWP. — One person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last Thursday near Long Bottom.

Fire Chief Russ Carson confirmed that the person life-flighted from Thursday evening’s fire, Owen Miller, 50, has died.

Miller reportedly had burns over 45 percent of his body following the fire at a trailer on Mt. Olive Road in Long Bottom.

When first responders arrived, Miller and the homeowner, Rodney Pierce, 65, were inside the trailer, one end of which was on fire. First responders pulled both men from the home. Pierce was uninjured in the fire.

The Olive Township Fire Department, along with Tuppers Plains and Chester fire departments, Meigs EMS, Squad 90 and a Syracuse squad were also on the scene.

The call was received at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation into the cause of the fire. They were on scene Friday morning, but at this time the cause of the fire has not been determined, Carson said.