Saturday, November 13, 2021

Barn Fire near Pine Grove Ruled Arson

The Pennsylvania State Police have ruled a barn fire on Friday in Washington Township as arson.

According to State Police Fire Marshal Trooper Burns, a fire broke out around 7:00am on Friday, November 12th, inside a barn at 337 Birds Hill Road near Pine Grove.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire but not before causing over $10,000 in damage.

Two horses that were housed there were not in the barn at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported.

An investigation by Troopers Burns led to the finding that someone intentionally started a fire in some bales of hay that were stored in the barn.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Frackville Barracks at (570) 874-5300.

Pine Grove Fire Officials are assisting with the investigation.


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