- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A fire chief says a blaze that leveled a building at a defunct southwestern Pennsylvania ski resort is suspicious.

Bakersville fire Chief Willy Walker tells the (Somerset) Daily American (https://bit.ly/1MfSnyi ) that the structure appeared to be burning for some time before a neighbor reported the fire about 3 a.m. Monday.

The 80-by-120-foot building is the former lodge at the Plateau De Mount resort which closed in the 1970s. It’s located in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Walker says there were no utilities connected to the dilapidated building, which is among the reasons the fire’s origin is suspicious.

A state police fire marshal has been called to investigate.

Nobody was hurt in the fire.

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Information from: Daily American, https://www.dailyamerican.com

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