DURYEA — Police in Luzerne County believe they have the man responsible for Tuesday morning arson.
Firefighters were called to a double block home on Main Street in Duryea a little after midnight. Crews said one side of the house is vacant. Firefighters said two people live on the other side and made it out safely.
Police said the investigation found two fires were set in the vacant side of the home. One on the first floor, the other on the second floor.
According to authorities, officers questioned Andrew Ryzner, 25, about the fire. Police said they found evidence in the man’s car. Officers said Ryzner admitted to sparking the fire in an attempt to scare the owner into fixing bad electrical wiring.
Ryzner faces arson and burglary charges and is locked up in Luzerne County prison.