Suspicious fire destroys wellness center in Yeadon

- Fire officials in Delaware County are calling a building fire “suspicious.”

The incident occurred on the 1100 block of Chester Avenue in Yeadon around 3:15 a.m. Monday night at the Wellness Zone, a wellness center.

Because of the heavy flames engulfing the building and through the roof, fire crews attacked the fire from the outside rear.

Within five minutes of using hoses on the property, the roof collapsed. The fire chief does not believe any other properties on the strip were affected.

The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes.

Police are on the scene as well as state police because of the suspicious nature of the fire. Fire officials say this is not the first time they’ve responded to the property – they battled a blaze there within the last couple of months.

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