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Homeowner charged with arson in connection to house fire


CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – A homeowner is facing arson charges, according to New York State Police.

Authorities say that on Tuesday around 12:10 a.m., the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a home in Cambridge after a report of heavy smoke conditions.

Volunteer fire companies from Buskirk, Greenwich, and Easton also responded to the home.

Upon arrival, the crews found a working structure fire. The blaze was able to be extinguished and damage was contained to an upstairs bedroom.

Washington County Fire Investigators inspected the scene and determined that the cause had been suspicious in origin. Investigators determined that the homeowner's version of events was not consistent with the evidence at the scene. State Police and BCI were called to the scene.
Any investigation led to the arrested of Richard Wilson, 46, for one count of Arson in the third degree.
Wilson was processed, arraigned, and remanded to the Washington County Jail due to lack of bail, pending further court action.

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