Fire Strikes the Villas at Tree Tops Timeshare Resort

Early Wednesday morning, a fire broke out at the Pennsylvania timeshare resort, the Villas at Tree Tops.

Firefighters rushed to the scene around 5a.m. When firefighters arrived, one villa was completely demolished and debris had been spread in almost every direction. Due to the damage to the buildings, police believe that the fire was caused by an explosion. However, the cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the state police fire marshal.

Strong winds in the area added to the power of the flames and the fire’s growth. Despite efforts to contain the fire, flames quickly spread to the surrounding villas.

In total, four units were destroyed and an additional four units were severely damaged by smoke and water. The villas surrounding the damaged area were also affected by the heat of the fire, causing the exterior siding to melt.

Luckily, no one was staying in the villa where the alleged explosion had occurred. Treetops spokesperson Gina Bertucci also stated that no one was hurt in the fire. Any guests that were affected by the fire have been moved to a different area and the resort is still operational.

The units that were damaged in the fire are located at the back of the property, so the damage is not visible from the road. The Villas at Treetops is an extremely large resort and features 650 units throughout the property. There is no word yet if the timeshare resort will rebuild the damaged units.

Stay tuned to for more information on the ongoing investigation.

Photo Source: Beth Brelje/Pocono Record