An arson was reported at a camp in Delaware Township, Pike County, Monday night. One of the buildings was found to be fully engulfed in fire, according to Pa. State Police, Blooming Grove.

The building is a substation of Pike County Advanced Life Support.


 An arson was reported at a camp in Delaware Township, Pike County, Monday night. One of the buildings was found to be fully engulfed in fire, according to Pa. State Police, Blooming Grove.
The building is a substation of Pike County Advanced Life Support.
Police are investigating the fire that was discovered at about 8:57 p.m. at Camp Akenac on State Route 739. Several small brush fires had been seen around the building earlier in the evening. The fires were discovered prior to any building damage and they had been extinguished.
Area fire departments responded and checked the area for any extension but nothing was found.
Members of the Pike County Advanced Life Support crew were dispatched to an incident around 8:45 p.m. Approximately 10 minutes after their departure from the building, the building was discovered to be fully involved in flames by a passing motorist.
Trooper Sandra Vanluvender stated that the fire was ruled as an arson.
Fire departments from Delaware Township and Dingman Township assisted at the scene.
Camp Akenac is a family recreation facility owned and operated by Delaware Township. The nonprofit emergency support group had been using the house for a year, rent-free, said Mary Lou Corbett, president of Pike County Advanced Life Support. Their main office is in Milford.
 Drivers and crew had a place to sleep there, and part of it was used for storage. Furniture that had been donated was lost in the fire, as well as computers. Corbett said there was no insurance on their belongings, and the computers was the biggest expense.
 Pike County Advanced Life Support began operation in 2003 and provides paramedic support to local ambulance companies on the way to hospitals in the region. They recently went into full-time service, around the clock. Corbett stated that until they find a new substation, they plan to keep a vehicle in the Delaware Township area, and the crew may have to stay inside their vehicle waiting for an emergency call.
She said they have put up a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for he blaze. Corbett said that the crew on duty had not seen anyone suspicious and they have no idea who may have set fire to the building. The house was a total loss.
 The address for Pike County Advanced Life Support is P.O. Box 384, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328. More information on their organization is found online at www.pikeals.org.
Trooper Vanluvender added that several people were reportedly fishing at Camp Akenac on Sunday. If anyone observed anything or anyone suspicious, please contact the State Police at (570)226-5718.