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Man accused of torching vacant Schenectady home, injuring 2

Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at 22 Mynderse Street shortly before noon Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at 22 Mynderse Street shortly before noon Wednesday.
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Authorites say a city man set a fire that destroyed a house in the Vale neighborhood and injured two firefighters Wednesday. Matthew O. Tolliver, 25, of Foster Avenue, was charged Wednesday evening with third-degree arson and two counts of second-degree assault. He is accused of using a lighter to set combustibles on fire just before noon Wednesday at 22 Mynderse St. The flames spread and gutted the structure, and what remained of it was torn ...

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