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Md. man charged with setting vacant house on fire

Tuesday - 4/17/2012, 9:47pm  ET

NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) - Fire officials say no motive has been established for a fire that was set in a vacant home, even though an arrest has been made.

The Cecil Whig ( reports that a Cecil County grand jury returned an indictment this month charging 23-year-old Jacob Constein with arson and malicious burning. Constein is being held on $150,000 bond after his arrest on Monday.

The two-story stucco house in North East was burned on Dec. 23, causing an estimated $70,000 in damage. No one was injured.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch says no motive for setting the fire has been established.


Information from: Cecil Whig of Elkton, Md.,

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