On Sunday 5/5/2019, DCEMA advised the police department that the fire department was responding to the above address for a report of a structure fire. The complainant was Captain 55 who received the report from 2 kids at the fire station.
The on duty officer arrived on scene with assistance from local fire departments and other police departments. The building was vacant and has been vacant for a while so there was no one in the residence.
The fire started in the basement of the building and was determined to have been intentionally set. The fire department was able to contain and extinguish the fire without any serious damages.
A witness reported seeing 3 juveniles standing outside the residence prior to the fire. These are the same juveniles who reported the fire to the fire department. The juveniles were described as one of them wearing all black with a black hooded sweatshirt. The other juvenile was described as wearing a blue T-shirt and white shorts and had am afro haircut. The other juvenile was wearing a black and white long sleeve shirt and blue jean shorts.
Anyone with information, please contact the Highspire police department at 717-939-9866.