Vacant house in Jeannette catches fire for 2nd time in 2 years |

Vacant house in Jeannette catches fire for 2nd time in 2 years

Patrick Varine
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
Firefighters survey the scene following a fire at a vacant home on South Seventh Street in Jeannette on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Scorch marks are visible where fire damaged the garage of a vacant home on South Seventh Street in Jeannette on Friday, March 1, 2019.

A vacant house on South Seventh Street caught fire Friday for the second time in two years.

Jeannette Fire Capt. Joe Matijevic is not interested in returning for a third.

“I’m hoping we can get it demolished,” Matijevic said Friday night as fire crews cleaned up the scene on the 200 block of South Seventh.

Matijevic said fire crews from five departments responded.

“We were able to bring it under control in about 20 minutes,” he said. “It was mostly in the garage and never got into the house.”

The state police deputy fire marshal performed an initial investigation, which Matijevic said would be followed up by Jeannette police.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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