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UPDATE: Pittsburgh Fire Investigation Unit Investigates Series of Dumpster Fires as Arson

Date: October 11, 2021
Incident Type: Arson
Location: Uptown/South Side

On October 11, 2021, the Pittsburgh Fire Investigation Unit responded to several fires set in dumpsters spanning from the Uptown neighborhood into the South Side. 

The fires were set in dumpsters along Fifth Avenue and East Carson Street. Some of the fires were caught on surveillance video. 

Jennifer Robare, 30, from Natrona Heights has been arrested and will face arson charges. 

She is also a suspect after several windows were broken in businesses and vehicles. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller