Man Charged with Dangerous Burning

A Mount Jewett man has been charged with dangerous burning for setting fire to two mobile homes after being hired to demolish them.

State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti says 39-year-old Christopher Johnson was hired to demolish the mobile homes on Route 46, about a quarter of a mile north of Route 146 in Norwich Township. At around 11:23 a.m. on Saturday he allegedly set the fire.

A passing motorist reported the fire to McKean County 911. The Norwich Township, Smethport and Port Allegany fire departments responded to the scene. No one was hurt.

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