The state police fire marshal is investigating a fire that occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 587 Iron Rock Road in Center Township.
Trooper Eric Graham, with the fire marshal unit in Washington, said the fire destroyed a vacant, single-family house owned by Alpha Natural Resources, causing about $30,000 in damage. Graham said someone passing by the house called 911 to report the fire.
The cause and where the fire started within the building have not been determined. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Washington at 724-223-5200.