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Shippenville arsonist gets burned

Submitted Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:33am by Andy Alm

PAINT TWP. – An accused arsonist ends up burning himself.  Police say Robert Lehnortt, of Shippenville set fire to a small detached shed on his property on Whisner Road Friday.  But in the process some of the gasoline he used to get the fire going exploded and burned the 54-year-old’s legs and waist.  Lehnortt was flown from the scene to the burn unit at Mercy Hospital in Pittsbugh.  The investigation is continuing.


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