Teenager sentenced for arson

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to setting a dumpster on fire in June was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

He and another teenager were caught on camera setting the fire behind an apartment complex near Green and 5th. It displaced 17 people after the fire damaged several electrical meters. They had to find somewhere else to stay while repairs were being made. No one was hurt.

The other teenager involved was also sentenced in July to 15 years for the crime.

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