Men accused of starting fire in cabin

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HARMONY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two Jamestown men are accused of intentionally starting a fire at a cabin in the Town of Harmony. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says they determined a fire on November 8th, 2013 was intentional.

Officials say a three-month investigation resulted in the arrests of 20-year-old Travis Switaj and 22-year-old Mick Peterson. The men allegedly went into a cabin on Burron Valley Road, set items on fire and left the scene.

The cabin was a total loss, along with all of its contents. Switaj and Peterson were charged with second-degree arson, third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. The appeared in court earlier this week and were released after posting bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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