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Patient charged in Spencer hospital fire

 

SPENCER (AP)--Authorities say first-degree arson charges have been filed against a man accused of setting two beds on fire in the mental health wing of a hospital in Spencer.

Officials have charged 31-year-old Jared Reinholdt of Pocahontas with arson.

They say the fires earlier this month at the Spencer Municipal Hospital required patients in the mental health wing and the intensive car unit to be evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Reinholdt for April 3 in Clay County District Court.

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