Authorities Investigate Cause Of Fire At Abandoned Hospital

JEANNETTE (KDKA) — A fire broke out Saturday morning at an abandoned hospital in Westmoreland County.

It happened at the old Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette.

Officials say firefighters found flames on the fifth floor of the building in an old waiting room.

The blaze spread into a nearby hallway before firefighters got the flames under control.

State police are investigating.

“Anytime you have an old, vacant building like that – people go in there, they mess around, they steal stuff, they… scrap thieves, copper thieves and stuff like that, they like to cut things out, which is part of the structure. So, you never know what you’re getting yourself into when you get in there,” said Sgt. Chuck Miller, of the Jeannette Fire Department.

Monsour was closed in March of 2006.

Investigators say the building has been the target of vandals in the past.

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  • 2059

    Jeannette is an amazing place. They have two hospitals, none of which is operating, The streets are full of holes, the Jeanette Glass factory is spreading cancer causing substances and they continue to build new housing on S.Sixth Street in the shadows of the glass plant.Take a ride out N Fourth Street and enjoy the beautiful array of junk cars in front of an Auto repair business .Ridealong many streets and see yards with grass 4 foot high. Despite the utterly disgusting and disgraceful downtown area, the City still hands out parking tickets in the hope of chasing any remaining customers out of the business district. All this, and the IDIOTS that we’ve elected to run this sewer say that Jeannette has a bright future and its citizens should keep upbeat, while your property values plummet. Yes, there are still property owners in Jeannette, not everyone is on Welfare and freeloading off the Government.

  • Jenatte

    Looks like a nice building to house section 8 people…..get them in there and out of regular neighborhoods before they get all the fat white girls knocked up

    • 2059

      Too late…now they’re wokin on the skinny ones.

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