Arrest Made in Double Arson

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TAYLORVILLE IL – Police have arrested a man accused of trying to burn down the home of his ex-girlfriend, while her family was still inside.

38 year old, Christopher Harwood was arrested late Tuesday night. He is now being held in the Christian County Jail.

Detectives say he set two fires to a home on West Vandeveer Street in Taylorville. An 86 year old woman lived there with her two granddaughters, they made it out unharmed. The family says that their cat died in the fire.

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