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Stacey Strunk, accused of arson, acquitted in setting of Bernville's biggest fire

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 23 2013 11:07:41 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 23 2013 05:39:55 PM CDT

A woman accused of setting what officials said is the largest fire in the history of Bernville, Berks Co., has been found not guilty.

READING, Pa. -

A woman accused of setting what officials said is the largest fire in the history of Bernville, Berks Co., has been found not guilty.

Stacey Strunk was acquitted of arson and related charges in a non-jury trial before Judge Stephen Lieberman, said Strunk's attorney, Allan Sodomsky.

Strunk had been accused of setting fire to her mobile home with her six children and boyfriend inside. They were able to get out unharmed.

The flames then spread to at least two neighboring buildings in the 200 block of 2nd Street, causing more than $250,000 worth of damage, but no one was injured, officials said.

State police investigators spent 10 months working on the case before they made an arrest.