DANVILLE—A state police fire marshal says the fire that caused heavy damage to the Penn Motel along Route 11 was started in one of the motel rooms. 48-year-old Roxanne Purcell has been arrested for setting fire in her motel room Sunday night.
Purcell is charged with a felony count of arson danger of death or bodily injury, endangering property, risking catastrophe, criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges for recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. A preliminary hearing is set for July 18. Crews were dispatched just before 11:30 pm and no injuries were reported.