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Authorities: 2 firefighters set Amish furniture store fire in Indiana County

  • The Associated Press


(Indiana, Pa.) — Two western Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters accused of setting fire to an Amish furniture store have been charged with arson.

Authorities say 22-year-old Nicholas Leone and 19-year-old Dylan Dalessio caused the Jan. 25 fire that destroyed a furniture store in West Mahoning in Indiana County.

At the time, Leone and Dalessio were both members of the Plumville Volunteer Fire Company that responded to the fire.

Authorities say the fire is one of 11 suspicious fires they’ve been investigating in the region since August 2018. But it’s not clear if the two men are suspected of involvement in any of those blazes.

Both men are charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit arson with danger of death or bodily injury. It’s not known if either Leone or Dalessio have retained attorneys.

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