Duryea Man Arrested for Arson

By Eyewitness News

Published 05/06 2014 09:39AM

Updated 05/06 2014 07:52PM

Duryea, Luzerne County- A Luzerne County man is charged with starting a fire in a Duryea home on May 6th.

Crews were called to a double block home in the 12-hundred block of Main Street.

An Avoca police officer rescued a man sleeping inside.

Duryea Police arrested 25 year-old Andrew Ryzner two hours later.

They say he admitted to starting the fire because he wanted to scare the owner into fixing faulty wiring at the home.

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