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ARSON ARREST: Man Admits Setting Fire

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A Des Moines man is facing arson charges after setting a fire in his apartment.

Police say 60-year-old Marcus Wise, admitted to intentionally setting a mattress on fire Tuesday night.

Several people were inside the building at 603 Allison Avenue and had to be evacuated just before 11 p.m. No one was seriously hurt.

Police say Wise didn’t fight his arrest; he actually climbed into the back of a police car at the scene and waited to be cuffed.

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