Arson suspected as cause of Tuscarora wildfire

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NEWBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities believe a wildfire that scorched 72 acres of state forest in Cumberland County is a case of arson.

Scott Miller, district forester for the Tuscarora State Forest, said investigators located the origin of the fire near Three Square Hollow Road in Hopewell Township. He said circumstances make them fairly confident the cause is arson.

The fire burned for three days last month before it was contained. No one was injured.

According to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website, a person who causes a wildfire faces possible criminal penalties, fines, and is liable for damages as well as the cost of extinction.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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