Novemeber 9, 2007
Police: Boy playing with lighter started fatal Poconos blaze
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — An 8-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a house fire that killed two people Thursday, state police said Friday.
The boy will not face criminal charges because he had no “criminal intent,” Stroud Area Regional Police Capt. William Parrish said.
The blaze killed Jeffrey Dailey, 22, an East Stroudsburg University student from the Easton area, and Tieka Jackson, 25, of Marshalls Creek.
Jackson had been staying with the boy’s family on one side of the duplex. Dailey lived on the other side with two other students.