Authorities: McKeesport fire intentionally set
Authorities believe a Sunday evening fire in an abandoned home along the 1500 block of Versailles Avenue was intentionally set.
McKeesport fire Chief Kevin Lust said several piles of debris were set on fire inside the building, which was not connected to any utilities.
Lust said an employee of McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service was passing the building, saw smoke and called for help.
Crews extinguished the fires before they could spread, Lust said. Damage to the property was mostly from heat and smoke.
Lust said the house is in an area that has seen suspicious fires in the past.
“Hopefully it's not starting up again,” he said.
The incident is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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