15-year-old boy facing arson charges in connection to Baldwinsville fire

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BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Baldwinsville’s Police Chief confirms to NewsChannel 9 that a 15-year-old boy is facing arson charges surrounding a fire at an abandoned building in the village.

Chief Michael Lefancheck says that the boy, who is also from Baldwinsville, is charged with 5th degree arson, a misdemeanor.

The flames broke out around 7 p.m. this past Thursday at the building on Salina Street. The building was the site of the former Baldwinsville Redemption Center.

It took crews from seven departments about half an hour to extinguish the flames.

The investigation is continuing.

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