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Railroad Crossing Work To Detour Some Traffic On Danville Riverside Bridge

RIVERSIDE — Traffic across a bridge between Northumberland and Montour Counties is scheduled to be affected when crews start work on a railroad crossing.

PennDOT officials originally said both directions of the Danville Riverside bridge would close during the project but now, only one direction will close.

Cars will be able to travel from Riverside into Danville.  People driving from Danville into Riverside, however, must still use a detour during the railroad crossing work which is scheduled for June.

PennDOT says around 12,000 vehicles cross the Danville Riverside bridge each day.

At a public meeting, PennDOT told residents that during an upcoming railroad crossing project, cars, but not trucks, will be able to cross from Riverside to Danville.

Cars and trucks will not be allowed in the other direction.

Flames Hit Business in Northumberland County

UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Firefighters in Northumberland County fought flames at a business Tuesday night.

Fire sparked at Anthracite Industries on Anthracite Road near Sunbury just after 8 p.m.  Anthracite Industries makes carbon and graphite products.

Authorities have not said how bad the business was damaged or if anyone was hurt.

Owners said they plan to open on Wednesday.  They said the fire was contained to a room in building and the flames were out in around two hours.

Community Says Goodbye to Dissinger Brothers

RUSH TOWNSHIP — It was a day to say goodbye to three children who lost their lives too soon.

Daniel Dissinger,13, and his brothers Gavin, 7, and Arthur, 2, died when their Rush Township home went up in flames last week.

At the time of the overnight fire the five Dissinger children were sleeping and only two of them made it out alive.

“We’re all heartbroken, for all of them. For all the children, the Dissinger family, Mrs.Dissinger and the remaining children,” Daniel’s fifth grade teacher Melinda Rosini said.

A few hundred people came to the Danville Mennonite Church. Many of them family and friends. Others who didn’t know the Dissingers stopped to pay respect to a family coping with a horrible tragedy.

Home Destroyed by Fire in Northumberland County

WEST CAMERON TOWNSHIP — A home is destroyed and a family is homeless after a fire Monday night in Northumberland County.

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from the property on Heinzelman Road.

Firefighters spent hours getting the fire under control.

At this time there are no reports of any injuries.

The West Cameron Fire Chief told Newswatch 16 that because of the remote location of the home, they had difficulty getting water to the scene. It took four firetrucks to get water to the driveway.

A State Police fire marshal is expected to be at the scene of the fire on Tuesday to try to determine a cause.

Community Rallying To Help Fire Victims

RUSH TOWNSHIP — A community is coming together to offer support after three brothers in one family died in a fire in Northumberland County on Friday.

At the same time, the fire is raising questions about whether a mother should have left her young children home alone while she worked the overnight shift.

We tried to ask both state police and the district attorney about the children who were left home alone on the night of the deadly fire. State police did not return our calls. The D.A.’s office would only say he has yet to review the case and has no comment.

While those questions remain unanswered, the community is joining together to help the family try to recover from the tragedy.

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Mourning Three Young Brothers Killed in a Fire

RUSH TOWNSHIP– Daniel Dissinger, 13, was curious, talkative, and smart.

His Brother Gavin, 7, was active, friendly and loved to be outdoors,

The boys and their brother Arthur, 2, were killed when flames consumed their house on South Smith Road near Danville Friday morning.

A sister and brother escaped and tried to get help, but it was too late.

A day later, flowers began to cover the scorched foundation of the home, brought by people paying tribute.

One of them was Mary Weikel, a Sunbury firefighter.

“I would not have wanted to be the firefighter that brought them out.”