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.