Minersville Borough, Schuylkill County, has had 9 fires since April 24, 2010. The latest fires occurred one week ago. The arsonist struck once, the fire was extinguished. Two hours later, another home was set on fire a block away.
Residents are deeply concerned and even fearful. They are being encouraged to keep lights on and their eyes open. A crimewatch is hopefully being started and police are stepping up overnight patrols. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers, toll-free, at 1-877-TIPS4SC. Individuals with information can also contact Minersville police directly at 570-544-6212. All information received will remain confidential.