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'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

MEYERSDALE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed. The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1KOm9FS ) reports that Bradley and Penny Mason bought the house in Meyersdale intending to tear it down. It's located just feet from their home about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, and fire officials have determined the origin was suspicious. The fire marshal is still investigating the cause. Penny Mason tells the newspaper the home has "been...

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