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Man arrested for arson in Monday night fire

CREVE COEUR, Ill. - A Creve Coeur man is in custody after reportedly intentionally starting a house fire Monday. 

Around 6:00 P.M., the Fire Department responded to 141 Oaklawn circle in Creve Coeur. Firefighters found fire on three sides of the home. 28-year-old Austin Garcia allegedly made statements that he had started the fires and ran from the scene.

After the fire department extinguished the blaze, police found Garcia and two other people inside the home. Garcia was arrested on felony charges of aggravated arson. He's at the Tazewell County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. 


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