Man charged with arson after Warwick fire

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A man was charged with first degree arson on Thursday following a structure fire in Warwick Wednesday night.

The Warwick Police Department confirmed they responded to a fire at a single-family home on Evergreen Avenue around 8:15 p.m. 28-year-old Carlos Figueroa Ortiz, a resident of the home, was arrested and charged with arson.

Police say all of the residents got out of the house and there were no injuries.

The house was fully engulfed and is now uninhabitable.

Ortiz was arraigned on Thursday and is being held without bail. His next court date is June 24.

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