Fire strikes again at vacant Seventh Street vacant strucuture

Fire rips through 203 S. Seventh St. in Shamokin May 9. The vacant residential building was also damaged in a fire on Jan. 29.

SHAMOKIN — A 25-year-old Shamokin man has been charged with intentionally setting a fire in the 200 block of South Seventh Street and starting a blaze at the former Coal Hole at Fifth and Walnut streets earlier this month.

Joseph Boscolovich Jr., whose last known address is East Dewart Street, was charged Monday by Chief of Police Raymond Siko II, who also serves as city fire investigator, with three felony counts of arson, felonies of burglary, criminal trespass, causing or risking a catastrophe and criminal mischief, and a misdemeanor of recklessly endangering another person relating to a 7:40 p.m. May 9 fire at 203 S. Seventh St.

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