Thursday, January 12, 2017

Teen in Custody for Starting Porter Township Fire

A teen was taken into custody for starting a Porter Township on Thursday.

Around 9:30am, fire crews were called to the home of Joan and Deron Ludwig, 319 West Grand Avenue, Tower City, in Porter Township for a fully involved structure fire.

Crews were on scene until early afternoon until the fire was put out and cleared.

Schuylkill Units and Tankers from the western end of the county as well as Dauphin County units were called to fight the blaze.

A State Police Fire Marshal from the Frackville Barracks investigated the fire later Thursday and found multiple points of origin to the start of a fire and a 15 year old girl was taken into custody.  No name was given for the juvenile.

No injuries were reported.  Damages for the fire were in excess of $100,000.