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Fire marshal can't uncover causes of 2 Westmoreland house fires

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
 

A state police fire marshal said he could not determine what caused fires that destroyed two Westmoreland County homes this week.

A fire Thursday at a Hempfield house owned by Archie Weyandt at 1426 Depot St. Ext. resulted in an $80,000 lost, Trooper Seth Helman said.

No one was home at the two-story, wood-frame residence when the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m., authorities said.

Firefighters had to use four tanker trunks to supply water, because a fire hydrant was not nearby.

The other fire on Wednesday to Matthew Bertles' residence at 1231 Victoria Ave. in New Kensington caused $125,000 in damages, Helman said.

Two other structures were damaged in that blaze.

 

 
 


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