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Man jailed accused of starting apartment fire with BBQ pit

POSTED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:19pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- A Waco man is behind bars tonight for arson, accused of starting an apartment fire with a barbeque pit last night.

58-year-old Patrick Joseph Patraglia fired up a propane barbeque pit on the front porch of an apartment.

But a Waco city code restricts using outdoor pits within 10 feet of an apartment building and officials said he started the pit knowing the city code.

Fortunately only the single unit suffered fire damages.

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