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September 27, 2013

Police investigate arson

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police are investigating an arson that occurred outside Haney’s Comfort Living Furniture warehouse.

Mattresses and furniture outside the building on Diamond Way, waiting to be hauled away as trash, were set on fire. City firefighters received the call at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday and were at the scene until around midnight.

According to fire officials, a man had been seen walking through the alley and igniting the trash with some type of accelerant.

The fire damaged a garage door and spread to the second floor. However, there was no damage to the second floor, according to fire officials. The department estimated damage at $10,000.

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