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Volunteer Fireman Admits to Arsons

PITTSTON — A volunteer firefighter from Dupont already accused of setting one fire is now accused of setting several others all over Luzerne County. Authorities filed additional arson charges Wednesday.

David Donnora left a Magistrate’s office in Pittston with his family standing by, as he faced new arson charges.

Donnora is a volunteer fireman in Dupont. He was already charged last month with setting a December fire in Dupont. However, according to court papers, he admitted not only to starting that fire, but to setting 12 other fires in Luzerne County in the past nine months.

Of the 13 total fires, he’s now officially charged with arson, burglary, and criminal mischief for setting five of them: the one in Dupont, two at a home on Oak Street in Pittston Township, and two trailer fires in Pittston Township and Dupont.

According to court papers, Donnora responded to all of the fires as part of his volunteer duties. He told officials he sets the fires because he likes to fight them.

Donnora admitted to setting eight other fires, all brush fires. Fire officials are still investigating his involvement in those. Donnora is free on bail.


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