A vacant apartment building that burned early Monday morning will have to be demolished.
Investigators said an electrical problem caused the blaze in Pottsville.
The apartment building is on East Market street and has six units. The fire raced through the building and made it to the roof.
The fire weakened the structure and city officials want it torn down.
Neighbors, including John Kutch and his wife, Pat, are not surprised by the fire.
"We seen the flames coming out of the roof and they were pretty bad and a lot of smoke a lot of smoke," John Kutch said.
Pat Kutch said the fire scared her. "We had just DVR'd "Backdraft" and we were watching it last evening and it was ironic that and we had a fire in the city. It was very scary. These structures are very old and I was concerned the whole block would go," said Pat Kutch.
Fire Chief Todd March blames a problem in an electrical box for the stubborn blaze.