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Published: 4/20/2008

Suspect charged in city arson fire

Police have arrested a man suspected of causing an explosive fire Friday night in Central Toledo, authorities said.

Carlester Jones, 56, of 943 Woodsdale Ave. is charged with aggravated arson. He was being held last night in the Lucas County jail without bond.

An unoccupied house at 1642 Belmont Ave. was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 7:45 p.m. Friday. Three sides of the home had been blown off by an explosion inside the home, and a city building inspector ordered the structure immediately demolished. Witnesses reported a suspicious person running out of the house before the explosion.



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