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Man Charged with Setting Fire that Destroys Building


Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County firefighters have charged a man with setting a fire that destroyed the apartment building he lived in and injured two firefighters.
Thirty-eight-year-old Brian J. Preissler was charged Sunday with arson, malicious burning and other offenses in Saturday's fire in Linthicum.
Authorities say the fire in the nine-unit, four-story wood frame building started about 11:10 a.m. Saturday. It took roughly three hours for 45 firefighters from Anne Arundel County and surrounding jurisdictions to battle the blaze. Nine apartments were evacuated.
Two firefighters were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Nine adults and five children were displaced. Damage is estimated at $500,000.
Preissler is being held on $150,000 bail.

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