COAL TOWNSHIP – A two-alarm fire that occurred in Coal Township Monday afternoon is now being considered suspicious. Detective Matt Hashuga of Coal Township Police told WKOK Tuesday an investigation is underway following the blaze at 951 West Holly Street, but no arrests or warrants have been made.
We last told you the fire was first reported around noon Monday in the area of Maple and West Holly Streets. A second alarm was called a few minutes later with heavy smoke and flames seen upon crews’ arrival. Crews didn’t clear the scene until after 5 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported and Hashuga says the structure was unoccupied at the time and its not insured.
Hashuga says the fire is believed to have started somewhere on the first floor of the structure, but a cause is also under investigation. The structure is considered a total loss.
There was also a second damaging fire on Woodlawn Avenue in Coal Township around 7 p.m. Monday, but that is not considered suspicious.