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Fire, Police Respond to Fire at Beechview Gas Station; Man Arrested for Arson

Date: September 21, 2021
Incident Type: Arson
Location: Beechview

On 9/20/2021, Pittsburgh Fire and Police responded to a gas station in the 900 block of Saw Mil Run Blvd. for a report of a fire. 

Responders found the fire at a fuel pump had been extinguished prior to their arrival. The pump and a nearby car sustained damage and the driver, Devante Kemp, told officers that he did not know how the fire started. 

Investigators determined Kemp intentionally ignited the fire with an open flame. 

Devante Kemp is charged with Arson Endangering Persons, Arson Endangering Property, Causing or Risking Catastrophe, and Criminal Mischief. 

No one was injured. 


Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller