2 accused of arson

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Two men have been arrested on arson charges after an early morning fire. It happened about 3:30 am, Friday, in the 200-block of Kentucky Street.

When crews arrived, the house was engulfed and determined to be abandoned. Authorities were told about a vehicle seen in the area immediately after the fire was discovered.

The vehicle was found and two men, a 30-year old from Westville, and a 20-year old from Danville, were taken into custody for questioning. They’ve since been detained on preliminary charges of arson.

The home is considered a total loss with damage about $15,000 – $20,000. It took about 4.5 hours to put the fire out. NO one was hurt. 

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