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Crews fight 5 fires in Harrisburg overnight, all believed to be arson

19 Aug 2020
Janet Pickel
The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

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 structure fires were burning throughout Allison Hill around 1 a.m. City crews were assisted by companies throughout Dauphin County
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