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Juvenile arrested for setting house on fire

A fire caused lots of damage to a Lexington house. Now firefighters say a juvenile has confessed to setting the abandoned home on fire.

"I just seen the smoke come out from the house over there behind the house and I come out looking, everybody was outside, and I seen the big flame out the side of the house," said neighbor Reuben Conrad.

The fire was big enough to be seen several streets away. The smoke was still lingering in the area long after crews put out the flames.

"Responding units from several blocks away could see a fairly heavy column of smoke. Got here there was a lot of fire involvement.," said Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Harold Hoskins.

Neighbors say the house sat empty for years. Investigators now say a juvenile is behind the fire. They arrested the youth late this evening. They say he confessed to the crime.

No one was hurt in the fire, and no other homes were damaged.


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