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Long County fire ruled arson, homeowner charged
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A fire investigator with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office (SFCO) has determined that a mobile home fire in Long County was intentionally set, according to a news release from the commissioner’s office. The fire occurred Saturday, May 4 around 9:36 p.m.

“The home was located at 149 Richard Blocker Road in Glenville. It was determined that the fire was set on the exterior of the home on the porch. A vehicle was also burned in the fire,” said Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck.

Edward Pessina, 32, was charged was arrested on an obstruction charge by the Long County Sheriff’s Office after he was found at his mother’s home. An additional charge of 1st Degree Arson was filed yesterday.

Investigators with the SFCO assisted the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the Long County Fire Department with the investigation.

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