Washington Fire Update- Police Say Homeowner Killed Himself

Updated 4 years ago

Authorities believe a man set fire to his house before committing suicide in the town of Washington late Tuesday night. A neighbor on Medeiko Lane called in the blaze shortly after 8:30pm.At that time, officials say flames were shooting out of the home’s window.When fire fighters arrived, they discovered a body. State Police say the 37-year-old owner of the camp set fire to it, then went into the garage and killed himself.Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland says the bomb squad was called to the scene after a past incident where explosive devices were believed to be on the property.No explosives were found, according to McCausland.The man’s name has not been released.Fire crews cleared the scene around 4 Wednesday morning.


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