Man charged with arson after fire at popular Pittsburgh hot dog shop

A Pittsburgh man is facing charges after police said he started the fire that damaged a popular Swissvale hot dog shop over the weekend.

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Police: Fire that damaged popular Swissvale hot dog shop intentionally set – WPXI

SWISSVALE — A popular hot dog shop in Swissvale was damaged by a fire early Sunday morning, which police believe was intentionally set.

Emergency crews responded to D’s Six Pax & Dogz in the 1100 block of Braddock Avenue around 2:30 a.m. for a reported dumpster fire. The fire spread to the building, damaging the back area of the restaurant.

The business in the Swissvale section of the Regent Square neighborhood that also includes parts of Edgewood and Pittsburgh, was not open at the time and no injuries were reported.

The location will remain closed on Monday while the business assesses the damage and how to move forward.

Police said they believe the fire was set intentionally and the investigation is ongoing.

No information about possible suspects was released.

Source: Police: Fire that damaged popular Swissvale hot dog shop intentionally set – WPXI

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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Worker sentenced for setting vacant Johnstown building ablaze | WJAC

The attorney for a Johnstown area man who admitted to setting fire to a vacant Johnstown building that he was helping renovate for a management company that had owned the building says his client accepted responsibility as he was sentenced Thursday to an additional 30 months in federal prison and is ordered to pay more than $1.3 million in restitution.

Mark Hutchison, 35, was one of two men charged with igniting the Fairfield Avenue complex on Dec. 12, 2018. Investigators say the building had been purchased by a New York-based company from Citrona Homes, LLC in Florida and was undergoing renovations.

“Mark accepted responsibility for his role in this incident from the outset,” said Art McQuillan, Hutchison’s attorney. “We respect the sentence the court imposed.”

Source: Worker sentenced for setting vacant Johnstown building ablaze | WJAC

West Virginia Air National Guard member killed responding to arson | Fox News

Investigators believe that this fire – and another one about three miles away – were set intentionally within 20 minutes of each other. Both fires were set between 1 and 2 a.m. and neither structure was occupied.

The servicemember’s name is being withheld for 24 hours pending notification of next of kin, the guard said in a press release.

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The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office and state police are investigating the fire, the website WV News reported. No further details were released.

Anyone with information on the matter is being asked to contact the state’s arson hotline at 1-800-233-3473. Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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