Arson unit investigates after person found on fire


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Fire Department’s Arson Unit is investigating after a person was discovered on fire Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Lyell Avenue in Rochester around 12:30 p.m. The victim was treated by firefighters at the scene and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

On Sunday the RPD announced that a 16-year-old boy has been charged with Assault 1st Degree and Attempted Arson in the 2nd Degree for his role in the crime.

“Because of his age, he was arraigned in Monroe County Youth Court. After the arraignment he was
remanded to the Monroe County Children’s Center,” the RPD said. “The 16-year old’s name cannot be released due to his age.”

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