Fire Erupts Forcing Residents to Jump Off of Roof

Posted By Rogan Law || 9-Apr-2012

Fire is powerful, deadly, and scary. High winds only intensify the destruction of a blaze. Whether an accident or an arson, fire is a deadly foe. If you face criminal charges in Luzerne County; call ROGAN LAW today!

According to Pennsylvania statutes, arson is intentionally starting a fire or explosion, or aiding/ counseling, paying or agreeing to pay another person to cause a fire, whether on your own property. If the fire endangers another person or inhabitant, the charges and consequences are much more severe. If a person inside the building, whether a firefighter or tenant, dies as a result of the fire, the arsonist can be charged with murder!

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports South Side residents had to jump from their roof in order to escape a fire that has left seven local citizens displaced. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze or jumping from the roof. Investigators blame the quick spread of the fire on high winds. No one has been charged in the matter.

Arson is a very serious charge and carries a felony classification. If you are facing criminal charges in Lackawanna County for setting fire to a building and know it was accidental, you need an experienced Lackawanna County criminal defense attorney. Don't risk losing your freedom and suffering a long prison sentence for a crime you are innocent of! An arson defense attorney will listen to your side of the story and ensure your legal rights are protected. A Wilkes-Barre defense lawyer can try to get the charges dropped or reduced if you are charged with arson!

Call Rogan Law today! We will fight to protect your rights!