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Benson Arson Suspect Behind Bars

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BENSON — An arson suspect is behind bars this morning inBenson.

Firefighters responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. at the BensonHousing Authority on Benton Street.

One apartment was destroyed and another damaged by smoke.

Benson Police say the 17-year-old suspect admitted to setting his ownhome on fire.