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Arson Suspect is a Firefighter Trainee

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Arson Suspect is a Firefighter Trainee

CREATED Jul. 22, 2013

DEWITT TWP - The man accused of arson in a fire at a DeWitt Township apartment building was a firefighter trainee.

Police say Matthew Thomas Landfair, 36, had been a trainee with the DeWitt Township Fire Department since October of last year. Police also say the fire that damaged or destroyed 12 apartments, and put over 20 people out of their home, started in Landfair's apartment. Landfair was charged with first degree arson on Friday.

The fire happened June 14th at the building on Aaron Drive in DeWitt Township. No one was hurt.

Landfair has a preliminary examination hearing scheduled for August 1st.