Police probe North Huntingdon incident, fire
North Huntingdon police are investigating a Saturday morning fire that destroyed a small building at 2381 Scotch Hill Road No. 1 and temporarily closed the road, officials said.
Police said an incident involving an intoxicated man and a structure on fire was reported about 5:48 a.m. Several people and one fireman were taken to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville “as a result of the incident and fire,” according to a news release by Detective Sgt. Jeffrey Bouldin.
Police did not release the names of those injured or details about the nature of the incident.
No arrests have been made, police said.
Bill Hardy, chief of Larimer Volunteer Fire Department, said the original call was for a chicken coop fire, but when firefighters arrived, the structure appeared to be a small, two-story carriage house or out-building on the property.
“It was completely engulfed when we got there,” Hardy said. “It was a heck of a fire.”
Hardy said no one was inside the building when crews arrived.
Despite fire suppression efforts, Hardy said the structure was destroyed “down to the ground.”
Police said adjoining structures and a vehicle close to the fire were damaged.
North Huntingdon Twp. Police detectives and fire investigators are still working to determine the cause and source of the fire, police said.
Scotch Hill Road No. 1 was closed temporarily because of multiple emergency vehicles responding, according to an email alert from police about 7:20 a.m.
Police said the scene was cleared about 10:10 a.m.
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