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Hartford Teen Charged With Arson

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Hartford police have arrested a city teenager in connection with Tuesday morning’s fire at 159-161 Babcock Street.

Jaleel Torres, 18, is charged with first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief and interfering with police.

Police say they found a gas can and lighter at the scene of the blaze.

Police say Torres fled from police after his father requested medical assistance for a burn on the teen’s hand.

There were no serious injuries reported in the fire.

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