Monday, January 30, 2017

Hegins Township Fire Under Investigation

A fire in Hegins Township on Saturday is being considered suspicious.

Around 5:00pm on Saturday (01/28/17), Hegins and surrounding fire companies were dispatched to West End Electric Company, 896 East Mountain Road, Hegins Twp, for a working structure fire.

Upon arrival of crews, the fire status was changed to a vehicle fire inside the building. 

The fire spread quickly and the building was a total loss. 

A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was requested due to the amount of damage and a possible arsonist in the area. 

On-call Fire Marshal Trooper Thomas Finn arrived on scene and conducted interviews. 

On Sunday, Trooper Finn returned to the scene in the morning to perform his origin and cause investigation. 

The fire was believed to have started in a 2008 Ford E250 parked inside the building but the investigation is ongoing and the fire is being considered suspicious.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven at 570-739-1330.