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Benson Teen Arrested For Setting Fire

Posted June 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A 17-year-old youth is behind bars charged with setting his own apartment on fire in Benson. The fire began at about 1:30 Monday morning in an upstairs room.

Firefighters were able to confine the flames to that room. Police say the teen has signed a confession he stating that he torched the apartment himself.

No one in the neighboring apartments was hurt, but the apartments on either side now have smoke damage..

Authorities estimate It will cost about $10,000 to repair the damage.