Follow-up: Whitehall house fire investigated as possible arson, fire chief says

  • Source: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
  • Published: 06/23/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTO: The intense fire that gutted a Whitehall Township home last week may have been intentionally set, officials say. Accelerant was found on the scene and an arson investigation dog hit on an area inside the home in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Street, said Whitehall Township Fire Chief David Nelson. That means the blaze, which was reported by neighbors shortly before 9 a.m. on June 14, is being investigated as a possible arson, Nelson said. A sample was taken from the scene and authorities are awaiting lab results. The fire consumed the two-story structure and attached garage, as flames and thick, black smoke poured from the building. At first, it was believed the homeowner may have been inside, but fire officials said he got out before they arrived on scene.


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