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Fire in Schuylkill County Labeled Arson

Posted on: 6:06 pm, September 15, 2012, by , updated on: 07:53pm, September 15, 2012

GIRARDVILLE  — Officials in Schuylkill County said a fire at a vacant home that happened early Saturday morning is arson.

A fire marshal was at the scene Saturday on 201 B Street in Girardville.

Firefighters were called to the place around 12:30 a.m. when a fire started in a shed in the back of the property.

One firefighter was injured and was treated at the hospital and released.

No one else was hurt.

“All I see is the house lit up and my siding melted and it was just in flames, it was terrible. I thought my house was going to catch on fire,” said neighbor Ed Malinowsk.

The flames did burn siding and cause smoke damage to a few nearby homes.

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