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Raleigh Car Fire Suspect Jailed After Release From Hospital

Posted March 27, 2002

— The man accused of causing a car fire and explosion at a North Raleigh office complex garage last week is in jail.

Mark D. Fisher, 46, of Stedman, was transported by Raleigh police to the Wake County jail after his release from WakeMed on Monday.

He was charged with malicious use of an incendiary device and breaking and entering into a motor vehicle.

Authorities said Fisher was so mad that his girlfriend did not buy the car that he selected that he decided to torch the one that she picked.

Police said Fisher set fire to the car, a 1999 Dodge Intrepid, using 49 cents worth of gasoline. The fire caused the car to explode and Fisher fell off the parking deck while trying to flee the scene, according to police.

The explosion forced the evacuation of several buildings around The Forum office complex between Six Forks and Strickland roads.

Fisher was the only person injured in the incident.


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