Monessen police have accused a 17-year-old boy of setting or attempting to set three fires Jan. 16 and 17.
The boy, who was charged as a juvenile and has not been identified, lives near the fire scenes, according to court documents.
The first fire occurred Jan. 16 at a building on 10th Street. No charges have been filed in that incident.
While firefighters were battling that blaze, the boy allegedly set a building on fire at 1220 Knox Ave.
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Because Camden does not already have enough problems, a string of fires has rocked the beleaguered city this summer.
Here’s a list of where things stand:
June 9th – fire at a former tire-distribution center
June 11th – fire at a former garment factory
June 19th – fire at a former detergent plant (ruled arson, no arrests)
July 5th – fire at a former paint-manufacturing plant (suspect charged)
July 30th – fire at an abandoned warehouse
Any information on the June 19th fire, please call 1-888-283-3473. There is a reward up to $5,000.