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Former and Current Sellersville Fire Co. Members Charged With Arson in Wednesday Fire

Cody Wagenseller, 18, of Parkridge Drive, Perkasie, and Adam Keith Weaver, 19, of Ridge Avenue, Sellersville, were arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson and conspiracy, police said.

A former Sellersville Fire Co. member and a probationary member of the fire company have been arrested and charged with arson and additional criminal offenses in a Wednesday fire of an abandoned factory in Sellersville Borough.
Cody Wagenseller, 18, of Parkridge Drive, Perkasie, and Adam Keith Weaver, 19, of Ridge Avenue, Sellersville, were arrested and charged with multiple counts, including arson and criminal conspiracy to commit arson, after allegedly admitting their involvement in setting the fire, Perkasie Borough Police said.
Additional charges are pending, as the investigation continues, police said.
Weaver is a former member of the Sellersville Fire Company and Wagenseller is currently a probationary member of the company, police said.
On Wednesday, an abandoned factory at Lawn and Maple avenues was set on fire, police said. During the blaze, 16 fire departments from Bucks and Montgomery counties responded to assist Sellersville Fire Co. in the structure fire.
More than 200 fire and public safety personnel responded to the scene, police said.
Police said multiple floors of the building were affected and the fire seemed suspicious.
No firefighters were injured in the blaze.
Fire officials do not have an estimated value of damage to the building. 
Police said a timely lead was investigated by Perkasie Police, Pennridge Regional Police Department and the Sellersville Fire Company. 
The investigation is continuing, in conjunction with the Bucks County Fire Marshal's Office, area fire departments, the canine unit of the Allentown Fire Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police, police said.
Perkaise Police said the staff and leadership of Sellersville Fire Company are both angered and deeply disappointed in the alleged misconduct of Weaver and Wagenseller. 
Sellersville Fire Co. staff and leadership would like the public to understand that the actions of these young adults do not represent the longstanding record of excellence by the Sellersville Fire Co.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Brian A Wenhold September 12, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Nobody blames the sellersville fire dept.
Henry Slenderman Conoly September 12, 2013 at 05:21 PM
you cannot blame the fire dept for these actions. He is trained to fight fires not set them
John Scioli September 16, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Typically isn't this what the public expects ? I mean are arsonist fire fighters something new ?
Henry Slenderman Conoly September 16, 2013 at 09:24 AM
REALLY NOT ALL FIREFIGHTERS ARE ARSONISTS. TELL YOU THE TRUTH IT IS A VERY SLIM FEW WHO ARE. MOST OF US WORK TO PREVENT FIRES, EVERY DAY WITHOUT A FIRE IS A GOOD DAY FOR US
Matthew Huff September 16, 2013 at 03:43 PM
These people are vounteers. Yes, these two young men did wrong to those that trust them and to the community. But you must continue to support your local volunteer fire company and the volunteer members that make up these incredible organizations. They are a rapidly dying breed and with out them, we would be paying an incredible amount of money to fund a career department.
John Scioli September 18, 2013 at 06:10 AM
I did not imply that all fire fighters were arsonists . I simply asked if arsonist firefighters are something new .

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