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