Crews fight multiple overnight fires in Harrisburg, 2 investigated as arsons

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Multiple fires broke out overnight in Harrisburg, two of which are being investigated as arsons, police said.

Crews were first called around 10:30 p.m. Monday to a vehicle fire in the 1800 block of Zarker Street. An investigator determined that fire was intentionally set.

Just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, crews responded to the 2300 block of Derry Street for a second vehicle fire that was also intentionally started.

Investigators say there is no connection between the two arsons.

Later around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, a house fire was reported near the area of Swatara and Hummel streets. Crews arrived to find an abandoned home on Nectarine Street engulfed in flames. The building reportedly collapsed during the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Shortly after, crews rescued four people from a blaze in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street. Fire police said there were no working fire alarms in either of the three homes involved. The cause is under investigation.

In total, six people from one of the Chestnut Street homes are being assisted by the Red Cross.

No injuries were reported. There is no word on the cost of damages.

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