KITTANNING (KDKA) — A juvenile is facing charges in connection with four fires Kittanning police and fire crews called suspicious.
Police say thanks to tips, they were able to charge a juvenile male in the fires. Police say they believe he acted alone.
Around 6:45 Monday morning, Kittanning’s Assistant Fire Chief Mike Schwartz said a neighbor started pounding on his door to alert him to one of the fires.
“When I come out the back door, and come down the alley, I confirmed the fire and nobody had been dispatched yet so I called 911,” he said while investigating.
Fire crews believe the four fires were not an accident.
“I think somebody had walked through. Probably had some intention and made a round,” Assistant Chief Schwartz said.
Police said garbage and debris were set on fire at two homes on Woodward Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue.