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Pontiac man accused of arson in apartment house fire

A Pontiac man is jailed in Livingston County, accused of setting an apartment fire last month.

34-year-old Anthony Spiker was arrested Wednesday on arson charges related to an August 14 fire on N. Chicago Street in Pontiac.

A woman had to be rescued from the burning home.
No one was seriously injured, but a firefighter was treated for a minor leg injury.

Pontiac firefighters were on the scene for about four hours.
Mutual aid was provided by departments from Cullom, Saunemin, Fairbury, Cornell, Flanagan, Odell, Dwight and Chenoa. Forrest firefighters and the Southeast Livingston County Ambulance Service were also on standby.

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