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Crews struggle 5 fires in Harrisburg in a single day, all believed to be arson – PennLive

Five fires were believed to be set in Harrisburg early Wednesday morning, causing damage around the city’s Allison Hill neighborhood.

Dauphin County CrimeWatch says all of the fires took place in abandoned or vacant structures and are being investigated as arson. One person reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire posted on Facebook that five fires were burning as of 2 a.m. City crews were assisted by companies throughout Dauphin County.

Several building fires were reported in Harrisburg early Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, including this one at Evergreen and Chestnut streets.
Photo by Jenna Wise, PennLive.com

Fires were reported at Christian and Mulberry streets; Evergreen Street; Chestnut Street; South 13th Street; and in the 1200 block of Market Street. The first call came in for a rubbish fire, but things exploded from there as reports of structure fires followed.

“These fires were all intentionally set make no mistake. All these fires were intentionally set,” Harrisburg fire Chief Brian Enterline told CBS21.

Harrisburg Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 717-558-6900. Tips can also be submitted via the CrimewWatch website.

Harrisburg fires

Several fires were reported in Harrisburg early Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, including this one at 14th and Zarker streets.
Photo by Jenna Wise, PennLive.com

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