Suspect in custody after overnight fire in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD, Ill. (WEHT) – A house fire occurred on SE 7th Street in Fairfield, Illinois Tuesday night.

Crews were dispatched from the fire department shortly after 1 in the morning.

Officials say Lucas Carey, 24, set a mattress on fire with a lighter. Lucas and another woman were able to put the fire out, but it later reignited.

Lucas Carey

The woman was taken to the hospital for injuries.

Carey was arrested and taken to the Wayne County Jail.

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(This story was originally published on May 13, 2020)

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