Police: Man on fire fled arson in Chambersburg


An arsonist may have been burned when he set fire to a flatbed truck in Chambersburg.

A witness who reported the fire Wednesday night in the 500 block of Poplar Avenue saw a man wearing dark clothing and hoodie running from the burning truck, which was parked in a borough lot, police said.

The witness reported the man’s clothes were on fire as he fled through Henninger Field and a nearby playground.

Police said they searched the area and did not find the man, but they did find arson-related items near the truck.

Anyone with information should call Chambersburg police at 717-264-4131.

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