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Man charged with arson after $100K D.C. house blaze

D.C. fire investigators arrested and charged a man with arson Friday morning after he allegedly set fire to a Southeast Washington home.

Firefighters were called to the 3000 block of 30th St. SE for a report of a one-story house on fire at around 5:15 a.m., said department spokesman Pete Piringer.

They found heavy smoke in the basement and learned that six to seven people were living there but smoke alarms alerted them to the blaze and they got out safely.

Witnesses told fire investigators that the blaze was intentionally set and gave a description of the suspect. He was detained by firefighters near the scene, questioned and charged with arson. Other charges are pending, Piringer said.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, Piringer said.

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 7, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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