STATE LINE, Pa. -- Three fires at one house in Antrim Township, Pa., over the weekend were a series of accidents, a Pennsylvania State Police investigator said Monday.
Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. Fire Capt. Mike Luger said Sunday that the first fire at 485 East Ave. started around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Another was reported at 9:44 p.m. Saturday and the third at 1:17 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters were called to the second and third fires, but not the first, Luger said.
Trooper Frank Hershey said none of the fires was the result of arson.
One started with towels next to a stove and another when candles ignited curtains. Fire traveled behind walls, Hershey said.
Firefighters turned the electricity breakers off late Saturday, but residents switched a few on when trying to get light to find some clothing early Sunday, Hershey said.
"There were some bare wires that caused some arcing," he said.