Suspicious Fire Damages Two Binghamton Houses
A Binghamton firefighter spraying water on a burning house at 34 Mygatt Street. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
A fast-moving fire damaged two houses in Binghamton's First Ward.
Fire equipment on Mygatt Street on April 19, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The blaze on Mygatt Street was reported at 4:40 Tuesday afternoon.
The fire generated a huge plume of thick, black smoke which could be seen downtown.
Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in less than 30 minutes.
Police and fire investigators were called to the scene to investigate what was being treated as a possible arson case.
The fire apparently started at 34 Mygatt Street and quickly spread to the neighboring house to the south at 32 Mygatt Street.
The building at 32 Mygatt Street was the scene of a vicious November 2013 killing and arson fire.
In that incident, 23-year-old Jordan Dordell was fatally stabbed. His pregnant 19-year-old girlfriend also was repeatedly stabbed. After the men who attacked the couple set a fire, the woman managed to free herself from the burning building.
Water cascades off the burning Mygatt Street house. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.