CLEARFIELD – Firefighters in Clearfield County were called to three fires in a short period of time late Friday and early Saturday.
Companies responded to calls in Curwensville, Clover Hill in Lawrence Township and in Clearfield Borough.
The final call was for the 400 block of Bigler Avenue for a fire in an unoccupied home that Philipsburg Fire Department Chief Todd Dixon called “suspicious.”
Clearfield Borough Fire Chief John Williams said the fact that the home was not occupied “threw up some red flags.”
Trucks from DuBois and Houtzdale were actually on their way to assist with other fires in the area when they received the call for the Bigler Avenue fire, and Williams said two engines and a truck were on scene within two minutes.
The first on scene was DuBois’ Engine No. 74. Sandy Township’s Engine No. 37 was also on scene, as were Clearfield Borough’s Engine No. 2 and Madera’s Rescue No. 25.
No firefighters were hurt battling the fire, which started before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
“I can’t say enough of how well things went,” Dixon said.
Dixon also said the home had “a lot of stored items that had been placed inside” that made for difficult work by firefighters. Dixon said the home had been vacant for about three years.
Clearfield Borough Police Cpl. Dave Fye and a state police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the early-morning fire.