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Arsonist arrested for setting fire to Kleen-Rite Car Wash

COLUMBIA, Pa. — The fire caused some $20,000 in damage.

COLUMBIA, Pa. — According to, after setting a fire at Kleen-Rite Car Wash on Nov. 30th, Salvatore C. Batto III was identified and arrested on felony charges for arson and criminal mischief.

The fire was reported at 3 p.m. that day, and a witness extinguished it with a fire extinguisher, the article continued.

One witness reported seeing a man set the fire inside a large bay and that when Batto was confronted, he fled on foot, the article noted.

Police from West Hempfield Township found Batto a short while later about four blocks from the fire, the article added; he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with burns on the sleeves, and he fit the description from the witness.

Damage to the building was estimated to be $20,000, and no one was injured, the article concluded.

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