Westmoreland County EMS responded to reports of multiple houses on fire just after 2 p.m. on Monday.
According to the Jeannette Police Department, a total of five families were displaced.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ORIGINALLY GOT THE CALL RESPONDING TO AN ABANDONED HOUSE FIRE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY ON LAVELLE STREET WHEN THEY GOT THE CALL FOR THE SECOND FIRE. >> THE JEANNETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE MARSHAL ARE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE AREA BEFORE THE FIRE STARTED. THE JEANNETTE FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE INVESTIGATING BOTH FIRES. RIGHT NOW, OFFICERS BELIEVE THE ABANDONED HOUSE FIRE ON LAVELLE STREET IS SUSPICIOUS.