House heavily damaged in Farrell fire

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Investigators say no one was living inside, and no one had been staying on the property

FARRELL, Pa. (WKBN) – A fire in Farrell early Wednesday caused a lot of damage to a house.

Flames broke out just after 1 a.m. at a house in the 1000 block of Dakota Street, near Indiana Avenue.

Most of the damage appeared to be on the upper floors of the house. There is a large hole in the roof and charred siding could be seen from the outside.

A state fire investigator went through the rubble later, hoping to determine where and how the fire started. The fire chief suspected arson because nothing inside indicated the fire to be accidental.

“With the significant arson fires that we’ve had in the area, we’ve made arrests before. Of course, this is always a danger to firemen and the surrounding community and the neighboring houses. If we do have another arsonist in the area, we’d like to try and catch [the suspect] and stop the fires,” said fire chief Mike Renner.

Investigators say no one was living inside, and no one had been staying on the property.

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