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Eagle Mountain man jailed for allegedly setting own home on fire

Published August 6, 2014 11:11 am

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An Eagle Mountain man was behind bars after being arrested for allegedly setting his own house afire.

Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the 34-year-old man had been sought after the house went up in flames just before midnight on Aug. 1, and witnesses identified him as a suspect.

The next day, the man was located in South Jordan, where local police took him into custody. He was turned over the Utah County authorities and booked into Utah County Jail, where he remained Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 cash-only bail on suspicion of aggravated arson.

No one was hurt in the blaze, but damages were estimated at $100,000.

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