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Mason City man faces arson charge in house fire


MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Mason City man has been arrested, accused of arson and other charges after a fire at his home in Mason City.

Police say 23-year-old Bachig Cornelius was taken into custody on Sunday morning.

Besides arson, Cornelius faces charges of domestic assault and two drug counts.

Police and firefighters were sent to the house around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Cornelius remains in custody. It's not clear whether he has an attorney. Online court records don't list the case yet.

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