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Streator man blamed for starting abandoned house on fire

Posted by wlpo on October 20, 2015

Police and prosecutors think they’ve found the man behind at least one of the abandoned home fires in Streator.

Forty-five-year-old Marion Jones Jr. of Streator was arrested over the weekend for arson and possession of drug equipment. He’s accused of setting on fire a one-story house at 702 North Vermilion Street Friday night. Streator firefighters kept the fire from spreading to other homes and had it under control in about 10 minutes.

Jones Jr. needs $7,500 to get out of jail.

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