Discarded cigarette sparked vehicle fire at Swatara Twp. auto body shop, police say
SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa.–A fire that damaged four vehicles at an auto body shop in Swatara Township last month was started by a discarded cigarette, investigators said.
Kai A. Brown, 32, of Harrisburg, is charged with criminal mischief and dangerous burning. Officers responded to Luke’s Auto Service at 3715 Derry Street for a reported vehicle fire on May 2.
Investigators found four vehicles engulfed in flames at the business. The fire caused $12,000 in damages.
Police said the fire had been started by a cigarette discarded by Brown.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.