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Suspicious fire in Parks

| Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006

A state police fire marshal was expected this morning on the scene of a fire that destroyed a vacant frame and shingle house along West Second Street in the North Vandergrift section of Parks Township.

Township police said the area has been the scene of several recent arsons.

A neighbor, Aaron Gaydeski, said he was on his computer between 2 and 3 a.m. when he heard a popping noise and looked out the window to see the house on fire. He called 911 dispatchers and then used a garden hose to try to control the fire until fire crews arrived.

The fire was one of several blazes in the area in recent months. A couple of those damaged structures are visible from the scene of today's fire. The house next door was one of those destroyed.

One side of the house that was destroyed this morning had sustained damage from that earlier blaze.

By Mitch Fryer Leader Times

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