Mount Carmel fire destroys home, damages additional building

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MOUNT CARMEL, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — We know more about the cause of a fire that forced four people from their homes in Northumberland County Tuesday morning.

Two homes went up in flames on North Walnut Street in Mount Carmel around 6 a.m. The fire destroyed one home and heavily damaged another. Everyone was able to get out safely. Fire investigators were on the scene most of the day trying to find a cause.

“Right now it’s listed as undetermined. It’s not suspicious, that we have an arsonist or something like that. There’s some things we need to do to determine a little bit further a definite cause and rule some things out, but there’s not a danger to the public or anything at this point,” Christopher Buhay, chief of the Mt. Carmel Police said.

One of the people displaced is a firefighter himself who was not home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross is helping those who were displaced.

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