Saturday, August 14, 2021

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation in Shenandoah

 A fire early Saturday morning is under investigation in Shenandoah.

Just before 3:00am, Saturday, emergency personnel from Shenandoah along with the West End Fire/Rescue of Mahanoy City were called to Emerick Street for a house fire.

Fire officials arrived on scene to find the abandoned home fully engulfed in the flames.

Firefighters fought the fire defensively from the exterior. 

Crews remained on-scene for over 2 hours to bring the fire under control.

According to Shenandoah Fire Marshal Rick Examitas, the fire appears to have been intentionally set since the house has been unoccupied since 2016 when it was on fire the first time.

An investigation is currently underway to determine a cause.

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