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Camden Man Arrested for Setting Fire to House, Vehicles

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CAMDEN, Del.- Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office investigators say they have arrested a Camden man on arson and related charges following allegations that he set fire to a house and two vehicles early Tuesday morning.

The fires were reported just before 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Loretta Drive. The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company responded to the call. Authorities said flames and smoke were coming from the two-story home and two vehicles parked outside. With assistance from neighboring fire companies, the fire was placed under control at 1:52 a.m.

Deputy Fire Marshals responded and determined the fire to the home and vehicles to be arson. The investigation led to the arrest of Courtney Goode Jr., 38, of Camden. Goode was being held on charges related to a domestic dispute that occurred prior to the arsons. He was charged with three counts of second-degree arson and one count of second-degree burglary.

Goode was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $34,000 cash bail.

Investigators said the fire caused approximately $60,000 in damage to the house and vehicles. There were no reported injuries.

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