Champaign IL – Police have filed
another charge for the U of I student accused of setting a chemical fire.
22 year old Austin Povilaitis has been
charged with felony criminal damage to property and reckless conduct. Police
say he was trying to make a smoke bomb in his kitchen, in the 100 block of East John Street.
Around 3:30 on Wednesday morning the
cooking chemicals started a flash fire with a large amount of smoke. The fire
and smoke displaced 14 residents until the late afternoon.
Povilaitis is due back in court December
12th, he remains free on bond.