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Teen charged with arson in Pearl apartment fire

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pearl police have made an arrest in the fire at the Southwind apartments last week.

Butch Townsend says a 16-year-old boy, who lives near the apartments, has been charged with arson in connection with the fire.

Townsend says witnesses saw the juvenile fleeing from a vacant apartment as smoke began to pour from it Friday.

The juvenile was turned over to the Pearl Municipal Youth Court Tuesday morning after his arrest.

The fire left more than a dozen families displaced.

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