Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Accused of Fire after Argument; Lane Avenue Closed, Man Arrested after Violent Altercation

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Accused of Fire after Argument; Lane Avenue Closed, Man Arrested after Violent Altercation

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Police closed a section of Lane Avenue on the Westside on Saturday while they investigated a house fire started by a man following a violent argument.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance on the 1800 block of Lane Avenue, near the intersection of Hyde Grove Avenue, around 12:50 p.m. When they arrived, the house was on fire.

According to police, a man living at the home struck a woman with a firearm during an argument. After the woman fled the house, the man set the garage on fire. By the time authorities arrived, the fire had spread to the house.

The man, whom police haven't identified, was arrested and faces arson and aggravated battery charges.

The woman, who was also unidentified, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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