York City Police seek 3 teens who they say set fire that injured 2 firefighters, burned 4 row houses


York City Police have released still shots from a video of three 13- to 15-year-olds they say set the three-alarm fire that burned through four row houses and sent two firefighters to the hospital Wednesday night.

The three, all light-skinned males, often hang out behind 330 E. Poplar St., where the fire started, according to a news release from police.

Police allege the video shows them walk from the alley behind the building up to the back of it, set the fire and then leave.

The fire, which started shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, displaced more than 20 people and caused more than $300,000 in damage to four adjoining row houses. Two firefighters suffered minor burns; they were treated and released from the hospital that same night.

The department is asking for the public's help in identifying these three teenagers. Anyone with information about the three is encouraged to call the department at 846-1234.