3 teen girls arrested for arson to York homes

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Three teenage girls have been arrested for setting a three-alarm fire that damaged seven row homes and displaced 18 people this week.

The 14-, 15-, and 17-year-old girls were charged with felony counts of arson, reckless endangerment, risking a catastrophe, and criminal mischief, city police announced in a news release Friday.

The three have been committed to the York Detention Center to await a detention hearing next week.

Police said the fire was set in a vacant house at 506 Walnut Street and spread to six homes Monday afternoon, causing an estimated $200,000 in damage.

No one was injured.

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