Scott Township fire ruled arson, police seeking information


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



SCOTT TWP. — A fire which occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Makala residence at 844 Justice Blvd., SR 347, was classified as arson, according to state police.

According to the police report, Scott Township and surrounding community fire departments were called to the scene, where they encountered heavy fire in an attached garage. The garage and its contents were destroyed and the main structure sustained smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.

The police report states after examination of the scene and interviews conducted, the fire was ruled incendiary in nature and classified as arson. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troop R Fire Marshal Unit at 570-963-4292 or the Scott Township Police Department at 570-342-9111.

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By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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