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18-Year Old Accused of Setting Elmira Family Home on Fire


Police have arrested an Elmira teen for allegedly setting his house on fire while three of his family members were inside.

18-year-old Edwin Bennett has been charged with felony arson. Bennett is accused of starting the fire at his home in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at around 7 Thursday night. Everyone inside of the home was able to escape.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was suspicious and their investigation is continuing.

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