Suspect Indicted in January Blaze near Wilmington, Delaware

November 3, 2008

Delaware fire investigators say a man already in custody in connection with setting several fires in New Castle County has now been indicted on arson charges for a January apartment building blaze that injured five firefighters.

Twenty-five-year-old Carl Francis also faces assault, burglary and reckless endangering charges in connection with that fire, which occurred Jan. 5 in the 500 block of Homestead Road, near Wilmington. The injured firefighters needed treatment at area hospitals.

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