The McConnellsville Fire Chief has been arrested for allegedly starting a fire at a seasonal home on Yager Road in Vienna.

State Police have charged 35-year old Howard Roache with arson.

The house was heavily damaged by the fire.

54-year old James Gould, a McConnellsville Fire Department firefighter, was also arrested and charged with arson for allegedly starting a seperate fire at an abandoned maintenance building on Wheeler Road in Annsville in February.

Police say investigations into several other suspicious fires in the area are continuing.