WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A vacant house in Washington County was destroyed in an early Friday morning fire.
According to officials at the scene, the fire started in the 400-block of Broad Street around 4:30 a.m.
“Vacant house and it’s been known to have vagrants in living in it.. Police have run them out of here a few times,” Washington Fire Chief Linn Brookman said.
The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. While trying to knock down the flames, the second floor collapsed onto the first floor.
“The second floor dropped down to the first floor. We’re on the first floor, but we haven’t found anything in there yet,” Brookman said.
The flames were not only intense, but they were close to other structures and one home suffered minor damage.
“There is some damage from heat, but it did not gain entry into the house next door,” Brookman said.
Police said the homeowners are incarcerated and it is unknown if anyone was inside the home at the time of the fire.
However, there are no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time, but the Brookman believes it is suspicious.
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