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July 30, 2014, 4:06 am
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Springfield Man Reportedly Admits to Starting Fire That Destroyed Apartment Building


A Springfield man is charged with aggravated arson after he reportedly told authorities he started the fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building.

 

Fire investigators say the blaze began in Joseph Misra’s first-floor apartment at the Old Towne complex on Bruns Lane.

 

Misra allegedly indicated that he set some cardboard on fire in his apartment because he was bored… but then the flames got out of control. Misra was treated for minor burns.

 

The occupants of the other apartments got out safely. The building is said to be a total loss, with damage topping $450,000.

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