2012-05-03 / Local & State

Girl Burns Down Barn, Buildings

FENELTON, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl burned down a family’s barn and their home about 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

State police say in a release Wednesday that the unidentified girl admitted setting the fires over a 10-day period and is now being treated in a Pittsburgh psychiatric facility.

The first blaze on April 9 destroyed a barn and killed 70 pigs. It took about 60 firefighters nearly seven hours to extinguish the blaze.

The second and third fires destroyed the family residence and damaged another home.

Authorities have charged the youth in juvenile court with three counts of arson, seven counts of recklessly endangering, and other charges.

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