2009-01-22 / Local & State

3 More Arsons In Southeastern Pa. Community

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say three more fires that displaced nine people and injured two fire firefighters are the latest in a string of arsons plaguing a southeastern Pennsylvania community.

Officials in Coatesville say firefighter Jason Overholt was hurt when a burning porch roof fell on him while he was battling one of the fires. He was treated at a hospital and released.

A member of the fire police was struck in the leg while directing traffic at another fire scene. Fire officials did not provide his name or injury status.

The arsons occurred within the same hour on Saturday morning. They're the latest in a series of more than 20 that have plagued the city for the past year.

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