Officials: Virginia Beach man tried to burn down his home

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VIRGINIA BEACH, .Va. (WAVY) — A man is custody after fire officials say he tried to burn his house down.

The attempted arson happened around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 3300 block of Dam Neck Road, according to Virginia Beach fire officials.  

Firefighters arrived and found a small fire burning in the kitchen, but it was quickly extinguished.

Fire investigators believe the male occupant, who hasn’t been identified by police, intentionally set the flame before leaving the home. 

He was later picked up by authorities in Spotsylvania County. Investigators say he was being transported back to Virginia Beach to be charged with arson of an occupied dwelling. 

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