Weekend’s Sycamore dryer fire ruled arson
PUNXSUTAWNEY — A 17-year-old juvenile male from Punxsutawney was arrested by Punxsutawney Borough Police on arson charges regarding the dryer fire that occurred at 2:23 p.m. Dec. 1 at Sycamore Apartments at 505 Sycamore St.
The fire was extinguished by a maintenance worker and the dryer was removed from the building before firefighters arrived on scene.
Tom Fedigan, Punxsy Borough Police chief, said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be forwarded to the Jefferson County Juvenile Court.
The only damage was to the dryer. The fire allegedly began inside the dryer via the lint screen.