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Arrest Made in Duncansville Fire

Tonight, a Blair County man is being charged with setting a fire that heavily damaged an auto service shop in Duncansville late last night,

“We came out and saw a lot of smoke in the back of the building and there were several fire crews putting out the flames.”

Although not much damage is visible from the front of the building, Jeremy Nagle, operations manager at Blue Knob Auto Service says inside and around the back is severely damaged.

And according to court dockets, Nathan Hall, a Duncansville native, was arrested on Tuesday in relation to the fire. He is being charged with arson, burglary, risking catastrophe, reckless burning or exploding among many other things.

“One of the fire crews who responded needed to cut a hole in the roof. There’s quite a bit of damage at the back of the facility. There could be structural damage, at this point we don’t know for sure.”

And after Monday nights blaze a sign on the door now reads that they are temporarily closed due to damage. But nagle says they do have a back up plan to keep operations going.

“At this point were not sure when we will be able to open back up, but we are going to try at least to work an abbreviated schedule using some of our internal repair facilities until we can get back up and running. The damage here is severe.”

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