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The arrest of a firefighter for arson in Pennsylvania has brought statements from at least three fire service organizations. Sean Christopher Roth is a career lieutenant in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a lieutenant with Leo Independent Fire Company No. 1 in Red Lion, Pennsylvania and an instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College and York County Fire School.
Mark Brady, PGFD chief spokesman:
Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medic Lieutenant Sean Christopher Roth has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested for Arson. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provided details to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department that Roth was arrested and charged with 3 felony crimes related to an arson that occurred on August 29, 2018. Roth was jailed at the York County, Pennsylvania, Prison and held on a $25,000 bond on November 2, 2018. He is charged with:
Arson-Intent to Collect Insurance
False/Fraud/Incomp Insurance Claim
Roth, 39 years-of-age of Red Lion Pennsylvania, is a 19+-year member of the Department and was assigned to the Facilities and Resource Planning Office. He will remain on administrative leave (leave with pay) status until further notice.
No additional information is available about the actual incident.