Butler Township Police and the State Police Fire Marshall have not yet made a final determination as to the cause of a devastating fire that destroyed Damenti’s Restaurant, 870 N Hunter Hwy on Monday March 17.
Butler Township Chief Brian J. Sabatini told the Eagle last week that State Police Fire Marshall Jamison Sgarlat has jurisdiction and the fire is still under investigation. The remains of the building were razed earlier in April.
Sabatini said that the State Police
have the ultimate say in making the final determination of the cause of the fire and that Butler Township Police would only be involved if there was suspected criminal activity.
The Eagle first called the State Police Fire Marshall’s office in Hazleton and was referred to Butler Township Police.