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Cause of $750,000 fire in Clearfield ruled undetermined
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The investigation continues into the cause of a fire that destroyed Ethan's Café, The Angry Bean, Evan's Photography and multiple apartments on North Third Street in Clearfield late Saturday-early Sunday morning.
According to a report issued by the state police at Clearfield, the victims are Dustin D. Quigley, 29, of Clearfield, owner of the buildings on Third Street, and Clearfield County, which owns the administrative building on East Locust Street.
The cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined at this time, said police.
Damages total approximately $750,000.
Chief Todd Kling of the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department told The Progress yesterday that four state police fire marshals were on scene at the fire in downtown Clearfield Sunday and yesterday to conduct an investigation into the cause. Kling said the arson dog was also on hand.
Thirteen people were left homeless by the blaze
The Clearfield County Administrative offices were also damaged. Children and Youth Services had to relocate until its offices are cleaned up and repaired. The CYS office sustained extensive damage from the fire.
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In the fire story that was published Monday, according to Rick Evans of Evans Photography, the back of the building where the back entry and the bathroom are, there was smoke and water damage. However, there was no water damage in the front of the store.
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Also, W.G. Satterlee responded to the fire supplying diesel fuel for the fire apparatus that was running low on fuel from the lengthy fire.
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