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Student Accused in BYU Housing Fire

Student Accused in BYU Housing Fire



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A BYU student has been arrested in connection with a fire last month at a student housing complex.

Police say the 18-year-old man from Ohio was arrested on Monday and booked into jail for investigation of aggravated arson.

Authorities say firefighters responded to the campus fire after someone reportedly pulled a fire alarm. After putting the fire out, crews apparently discovered a smoldering pile of what appeared to be towels in the basement of the dorm.

Investigators believe the man purposely set the fire. However, he was not arrested until this week when police were able to get enough evidence.

His next court appearance is set for May 1.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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