- Department of Fire Services
Media Contact for Charges Expected in West Main Street Orange Fire
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
ORANGE — Orange Fire Chief James Young, Orange Police Chief James Sullivan and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said a man will be summonsed to Orange District Court to face charges stemming from the July 17, 2020 fire at 80 West Main Street in Orange. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will prosecute the case. No one was injured in the fire as no one was home at the time. Damages are estimated at $15,000.
The fire in the 2-family home was determined to be intentionally set. All other causes were ruled out.
Members of the Orange Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal jointly investigated the fire. The investigative team was able to develop a suspect, a local man, who they believe intentionally set the fire. He will be summonsed to court.
Chief Young said, “The community really stepped forward and helped to solve this case.” He added, “This fire is not connected to any other recent fires in the neighborhood because they were accidental.”