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Newark man charged with arson after setting girlfriend’s apartment on fire; no injuries reported

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Deputies say a 44-year-old Newark man was arrested for arson after an investigation into an incident on Prospect Street.

Edwin Williams, 44, has been charged with second-degree arson after setting fire to his girlfriend’s apartment in the village.

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Deputies said there were people inside the apartment, but no injuries reported.

The Newark Fire Department extinguished the blaze and Williams was taken into custody.

The charge will be answered at a later date.