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Arsonist knew of victims

January 31, 2006

Albany -- Investigators say an Albany man knew there were two women in a South Albany home when he dumped gasoline in the windows and set it ablaze.

Forty-two-year-old Dennis Bridges is charged with first degree arson. Investigators say about 9:45 Monday morning Bridges threw bricks through the window of a home on South Madison, poured gasoline inside, and set it on fire.

Police caught Bridges outside the home, and he told them why he did it. "Mr. Bridges had lived at this residence with the family for a number of years, they had some issues that they were going to evict him from the property," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell. "He took exception, and I think one of the statements he made was 'if he couldn't live there, nobody was going to live there.'"

Two women were in the house when Bridges set it on fire. They were not hurt.

The house sustained about $25,000 damage. Bridges is being held in the Dougherty County Jail.

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