WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) – The fire that destroyed the West Mifflin Youth Association’s athletic shed is being investigated as an arson, according to Assistant Chief Chuck Spangler of Duquesne Annex VFC.
Spangler said this fire happened shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
JUST SAD –
The silver cage looking things…
Those were the helmets worn by the West Mifflin Youth Association’s football team. These along with thousands of dollars worth of other gear burned and lost in a suspected arson this week. Details at 5 on @KDKA pic.twitter.com/5VZ8H1S76S
— Royce KDKA 🖥 (@roycejonesnews) January 31, 2020
The West Mifflin Youth Association operates under the Pittsburgh Rangers Amateur Semi-Pro Team.
Rangers co-owner Michael Morin told KDKA there was more than $6,000 worth of gear inside that shed, including football and cheer uniforms and training equipment.
Spangler said the league was under different ownership back in 2018 when it was shut down for letting an over-age player go up against younger kids.
The league has only played one season under the ownership of the Pittsburgh Rangers.
When asked who he thinks would do something like this, Morin said, “Somebody who obviously has no heart or has a personal vendetta against the organization for restarting.”
According to Assistant Chief Spangler, crews responded to another fire at this shed last summer.
If you want to help this team rebuild, contact the West Mifflin Youth Association at email@example.com.