Three Fires in Three Weekends in Pittston Have Neighbors on Edge

PITTSTON -- Investigators are looking into how three fires broke out in the last three weekends in Pittston.

All three happened in the early morning hours, and on Monday, investigators called all three fires suspicious.

Now, many people who live in Pittston are on edge.

The latest of those three fires happened on Panama Street on Saturday. It happened around 5 a.m. Fire crews arrived shortly after, waking up neighbors who live nearby.

"You could actually hear that water just pounding on it, crackling, and then I could see once they did, the smoke was so thick and white, and you can actually see sparks like fireworks up in there," said Sandy McCormick of Pittston.

The weekend before, a fire broke out not too far away on Lambert Street, and the weekend before that, another fire damaged a home on North Main Street.

Three suspicious fires in three weeks in Pittston.

Three suspicious fires in three weeks in Pittston.

All three fires were within less than a mile of each other, and all three occurred around 4 or 5 in the morning.

"It's pretty unusual to have three fires in the morning, looks kind of suspicious," Don Waxmonsky of Pittston said.

"It's unbelievable. It's terrible how somebody could do that," said Kathy Asay of Pittston.

What's even more alarming to some neighbors on Panama Street is the house right next to where the fire happened has three propane tanks.

"Three gigantic explosions could have happened!" McCormick said.

Officials have not said if any of the fires are connected or if they have any suspects, but many people who live in Pittston are now worried.

"Got to keep an eye out and watch, see what's going on," said Asay.

The home on Panama Street was destroyed. No one lived in the home and no one was hurt in that fire.