UPDATE: Fire That Displaced Eight People Ruled Arson

EAST UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man is charged with setting fire to an apartment building in Schuylkill County on Tuesday.

Court papers show Dennis Antonelli Jr., 39, of Sheppton, admitted to starting the fire on 3rd Street in East Union Township around 5:30 p.m.

Investigators say the fire was a result of an argument between Antonelli and his girlfriend.

Eight people lived in the building. They are getting help from the American Red Cross.

Antonelli is locked up in Schuylkill County, charged with arson, risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment.


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