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East Huntingdon man charged with setting his home on fire

CBS Pittsburgh 12/9/2022 CBS Pittsburgh

EAST HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA) - A man is facing charges after police said he started a fire in the home he shares with a relative. 

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 59-year-old Joseph Bosas of East Huntingdon is facing multiple charges, including aggravated arson, reckless burning and risking catastrophe. 

Police said Bosas' relative told police that he was woken up by a smoke alarm and that Bosas knocked on his door and told him to get out because he'd started a fire, the Trib reports. 

Bosas told police he set the fire in an attempt to burn the house down and rid it of "evil," the Trib said, citing court papers. 

A fire marshal determined the fire was started with ignitable liquid and a lighter that was found in the kitchen. 

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