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Schuylkill fire ruled an arson

Published September 17. 2012 05:05PM

A fire in Schuylkill County that caused considerable damages to a vacant property, has been ruled arson. State police at Frackville said the fire occurred at 201 B. St. at Vine Street, in Girardville, about 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Fire marshal Trooper Michael J. Yeity said the fire was discovered at a shed and quickly spread to a deck of the residence. The fire spread to the roof and upper floors of the residence.

One firefighter sustained smoke inhalation and was treated and released at a county hospital. The origin of the fire was the interior of the shed and was incendiary in nature, Yeity ruled.

Damages were estimated at $25,000. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

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