Neighbors On Edge After String Of Duquesne Fires

DUQUESNE (KDKA) – There are growing concerns in the City of Duquesne after a string of suspicious fires.

There have been five fires in the last three days, with three on Thursday night alone.

One was at a house on North Second Street. The family wasn’t home at the time, but neighbors had to be evacuated.

“You’re messing with people’s lives. You may think you’re [going to] burn down an empty building, but as close as these house are, we could have been left without a roof. We could have been left without a home,” Elizabeth Edwards Gaynor said.

“That’s all that you ever hear that comes out of Duquesne – shooting or fires. I’m used to it. Shooting or fires, that’s all I hear,” Tracey Johnson said.

The other fires were in two vacant homes and two garages.


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