Police: Another arson attempted at Cherry Lane Estates

August 7, 2018

Somerset Borough police found evidence Sunday evening of another arson attempt at Cherry Lane Estates.

Police received a call about an open door on the rear of a trailer at 164 Cherry Lane. Officers responded and found “evidence of an attempted, but unsuccessful arson,” according to a department press release.

The trailer was secured and a Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was called. Somerset County Control said no fire departments were called to the scene.

This is the second time evidence was discovered of an attempted arson at the mobile home court. Cherry Lane Estates has been the site of 11 trailer fires since early May. The last occurred at 157 Cherry Lane on July 18.

The investigation is continuing.

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