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Newark Man Charged with Allegedly Starting House Fire while Children Were Inside

By rlsmetro on

Authorities in Newark are reporting that police have arrested Mr. Keith C. Johnson, 42, of Newark, in connection with a fire that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th.

Police say at approximately 2 a.m., members of the Newark Fire Division responded to a fire at 41 Seymour Avenue.

Firefighters located a male suspect, Keith C. Johnson, who was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital for treatment of his injuries according to police.

Two children and two adults were inside the residence during the incident, but none were reported injured.

Arson detectives developed sufficient evidence to identify Johnson as a suspect in this incident.

Police arrested Johnson today and charged him with Arson, Terroristic Threats and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child police said.

These charges are merely accusations.

Johson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law