A Rochester 16-year-old has been charged with setting today's fire in a vacant house on East Main Street.

Patruck Nshuti is charged with third degree arson for causing the two alarm fire at the multi-family house.  Nshuti is being held at the Monroe County Jail

Firefighters were called about 9:30 when smoke was seen coming from the building's attic. The building was heavily damaged and one firefighter is recovering from injuries.


Fire investigators say neighborhood residents assisted with the investigation.