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Another arson case reported in Johnsonburg

August 26, 2012

Photo by Greg Reedy - A small fire reportedly originated in the basement of an unoccupied house along Main Street in Johnsonburg early Saturday morning.

JOHNSONBURG – A small fire reportedly originated in the basement of an unoccupied house along Main Street in Johnsonburg early Saturday morning. The fire has been ruled an arson, at least the ninth such case reported in Elk County since May 30.
Fire departments were called at 1:52 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 25 at 236 Main St. in Johnsonburg. The fire damaged the abandoned residential structure and State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti ruled the blaze to be arson.
Damage was reportedly minimal although a dollar estimate is not available at this time. There were no injuries reported.
Anyone with any information concerning the fire is asked to contact the Johnsonburg Borough Police Department at 814-772-0000 or the Pa. State Fire Marshal at 814-776-3136.

Pick up a copy of the Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

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