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      Suspect arrested in 2009 arson fire

      27-year-old William Watters of LaBelle is accused of setting the fire that destroyed this hog confinement building in April 2009.

      / KHQA file photo

      UPDATE: November 24, 2010 4:50 p.m.

      According to the Press News Journal, the man arrested for an April 2009 hog confinement fire was a volunteer firefighter with the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District.

      William Watters of LaBelle was on scene helping to put out the fire he had started.

      Watters faces a second-degree arson charge.

      He has been suspended.

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      The Lewis County Sheriff's department has arrested the man responsible for a hog confinement fire last year.

      27-year-old William Watters of LaBelle is accused of setting the fire that destroyed this hog confinement building in April 2009.

      At the time of the fire, investigators couldn't determine an exact cause.

      But after a tip last month, investigators reopened the case which led to Watters' arrest.

      He's charged with second degree arson and is currently in the Lewis County Jail on $20 thousand bond.

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