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Published August 14, 2011, 04:47 PM

Coon Rapids, MN, Man Suspected of Torching Own Home

A Coon Rapids man is in custody after police say he set his own house on fire.

By: Associated Press,

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A Coon Rapids man is in custody after police say he set his own house on fire.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. Sunday. According to police, when firefighters arrived, they saw a man running from the home.

Sgt. John Stahnke says a man was apprehended in the backyard. He says the man appeared to be intoxicated and said a bonfire got out of hand. The homeowner was treated for smoke inhalation and then taken into custody. He's being held on suspicion of arson.

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