Teen faces arson charges after family forced to flee burning home

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NEW HAMPSHIRE — A New Hampshire teenager was arrested Wednesday after police say he started a fire that destroyed a home and forced a family to flee.

Shawn Hoyt, 19 (Dover Police Dept.)

Shawn Hoyt, 19 (Dover Police Dept.)

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Shawn Hoyt, 19, faces one count of felony charge of arson.

He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

The two-alarm fire began around 9 p.m. on Tuesday and it was reported that a woman and her four children had to flee the home quickly.

No one was injured.

A group of teens were seen running down a nearby street soon after the fire started, according to reports.

The fire is just one in a series of fires being investigated.

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

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