Eight Arrest Warrants Issued in Western Pennsylvania Arson Case

October 28, 2009

Police in Pennsylvania have issued arrest warrants for six adults and two juveniles for arson-related charges in the city of New Castle which has been plagued by fire.

Names of the suspects weren’t immediately available. Police have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The city, about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, has been plagued by more than 50 fires in abandoned buildings since the beginning of last year.

No serious injuries have been reported in any of the fires. But the city has been forced to pay overtime to firefighters and to spend money to demolish some of the damaged buildings.

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