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State Police Investigate Suspicious Fire in the Poconos

A vacant home went up in flames Thursday morning.

Paradise Township, Monroe County – State Police are investigating a suspicious fire in
Monroe County.


A delivery person saw flames come from a home on Sugar Bush Drive at the
Paradise/Price Township border. That person called 911 at about 10:30 Thursday
morning.


Firefighters say it seems suspicious because no one has live in that home for months.


Jevon Humphrey was playing on his trampoline across the street when he saw flames
shooting from the house. He said, "We were so nervous because it just came
out of nowhere." He added, "There was fire everywhere and the place
started falling down. There was fire on the grass too."

His father Victor said he was surprised a house could burn like that in the rain.
He noted the people who lived there moved out about two months ago.  "That makes it even more odd that the house would catch fire after there has been no one living there for two months,”
he said.

Marshalls Creek Fire Chief Joe Quaresimo said a State Police Fire Marshal will look at
the damage and try to figure out what happened. He said, "One the flames
get down, the heat gets out of there the Fire Marshal will come. We'll look for
the most charring and patterns and so forth."


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