Man arrested, charged with arson after Indiana County house fire

ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Pennsylvania State Police said a Shelocta man has been arrested on arson charges following a house fire in Armstrong Township, Indiana County, on Monday morning

Police said Kevin P. Olechovski, 37, was arrested without incident outside his 240 Vista Lane home after troopers learned that he had intentionally set fire to the home following a verbal argument with a family member.

Firefighters said one person had to be rescued from the home but no injuries were reported.

Police said the home is believed to be a total loss.

The Red Cross is assisting two adults following the fire.

“We were able to provide comfort kits, blankets and resources for immediate needs,” the Red Cross said in a tweet.

Police said Olechovski was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee at 3:15 p.m. and was remanded to the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $50,000 monetary bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 24.

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