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Chemung County Man Accused of Setting His House on Fire


A Chemung County man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to his own home.

Firefighters responded to the Jackson Creek Road home in the town of Horseheads last Wednesday afternoon for a house fire. Police say they took the homeowner, 48-year-old Timothy Coolbaugh, into custody after finding him in the woods. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set with the use of commonly available combustibles.

Coolbaugh was charged with felony arson and was released following his arraignment in Horseheads Town Court.

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