String of arsons in Wyoming County

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ORANGEVILLE, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services are keenly investigating a string of arsons in Wyoming County.

Deputies say that the fires have occurred weekly for the last three weeks:

Saturday, June 5, 2022, at 11:07 p.m.

  • 3856 Hermitage Road, Town of Orangeville
  • Vacant House
  • Owner: Marquart Bros.

Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 11:08 p.m.

  • 4050 Hermitage Road, Town of Wethersfield
  • Vacant House
  • Owner: Marquart Bros.
  • Strykersville Fire Department had its tanker truck significantly damaged during a refill operation.

Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:42 p.m.

  • Quakertown Road, Town of Orangeville
  • Large tire fire in a bunk silo
  • Owner- TJ Marquart and Sons
  • One Firefighter from the Warsaw Fire Department and one Firefighter from the Silver Springs Fire Department suffered minor injuries during suppression efforts. They were treated and released from WCCHS.

These crimes have proven to be costly in both equipment and injury to volunteer personnel and show the inherent risks in fire response.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Ed Till of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 585-786-8989 or the Confidential Tip Line at 585-786-8965.