CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A house fire in Hampden Township closed Wertzville Road on April 15. There were no injuries reported, and the fire’s cause has since been determined.

According to a criminal complaint filed, John Omachel, the occupant of the residence, was being evicted by a constable and a realtor when the fire broke out.

Prior to the fire breaking out, the constable says he arrived at the residence and had a cordial conversation with Omachel, informing him that he could grab his belongings. The constable returned to his car where he waited until he began to see smoke billowing out of the residence.

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Omachel then exited the residence in an attempt to get to his vehicle and leave the scene. The constable detained Omachel until police officers arrived.

No other individuals were in the home at the time. According to the constable, there were no signs of fire or smoke while he was in the residence upon his initial arrival.

After an investigation, it was determined that the fire was incendiary in nature. The report said that the open flame would not have been possible in the home without human interaction. It was also noted that the hoarding condition of the home could have caused the fire to spread catastrophically.

It is believed Omachel set the fire within the home. He has been charged with Arson and related criminal offenses.