Juvenile Charged In Connection With 4 ‘Suspicious’ Fires In Kittanning – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

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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.

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