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Monroeville man charged for burning his house

Emil Whitis • Jan 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Charles Williams, 22, was charged with failure to have proper permission for open burn; deliberate or negligent burning; failure to gain prior approval from local air and water authorities before burning; starting a fire within 50 feet of another structure; and failing to attend a burn. 

Neighbor Nichole Fisher looked out her window at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday and saw flames shooting from the remains of a vacant home not 30 feet away. 

“I had three children and a baby in my house,” Fisher said. “I was upset to say the least.” 

For more on why Williams said he set fire to the house, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

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