Man convicted of arson that injured Dauphin County firefighter

Jamat Manzoor (submitted)
Jamat Manzoor (submitted)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Schuylkill County man has been found guilty of setting a house fire that injured a firefighter in Susquehanna Township.

Jamat Manzoor, 46, of Tower City, was convicted Thursday of arson and insurance fraud after a four-day trial in Dauphin County Court, according to District Attorney Ed Marsico’s office.

000002Manzoor’s bail at Dauphin County Prison was increased to $500,000 while he awaits a sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 4.

The jury found Manzoor set the April 2014 gasoline fire in the 3500 block of Elmerton Avenue. A Progress Fire Company firefighter suffered burns to his shoulders and hand while battling the flames.

The jury also found Manzoor made false statements on an insurance claim for the fire damage to the rental property he owned.

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