Swansea firefighters battled a house fire Monday night at the home of Swansea Mayor Jim Rauckman.
The fire was accidentally started by Rauckman's 14-year-old son. No injuries were reported.
Swansea Fire Chief John McGuire said the fire department received the call at about 5:50 p.m. Monday night and fire units arrived within minutes.
"It was already fully involved," McGuire said. "It was coming through the roof."
The fire at 37 Ednick Drive was accidentally started when Rauckman's 14-year-old son burnt Ramen noodles and threw them in a trash can outside, according to McGuire. The trash can caught fire, and it quickly spread to the exterior walls of the home and to the attic.
McGuire said the house sustained "extensive damage." However, the Rauckman's cat was located by firefighters and removed from the home.
At 9 p.m. Monday, firefighters were still on scene battling hot spots. Swansea firefighters were assisted by Northwest and Eastside fire departments. Smithton and Fairview fire departments were covering calls for Swansea.
McGuire said the state fire marshal will not be investigating the fire since the cause is already known.
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