Another fire at an abandoned building in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN – Police are investigating after another fire at an abandoned building in Shamokin. This time a fire was reported at North Shamokin Street and East Shakespeare Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Fire crews were on the scene for several hours. The water used to put out the fire quickly froze due to the bitter cold weather. One crew remains on the scene as a precautionary measure.
This is the second fire at an abandoned building in Shamokin on Thursday. Early Thursday morning, there was a fire in an abandoned building at the corner of East Sunbury and North Shamokin Streets. Police were looking for a suspect seen near the building at the time of the fire. It’s not yet known if the fire last evening is related. The investigation continues. No injuries were reported. (Ali Stevens)