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Teen charged with arson near Oelwein

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A month long investigation leads to arson charges in Fayette County.

Sheriffs tell us 19-year-old Hayes Kern, from Winthrop, is facing multiple charges.

Back in January, officials took a report of smoke coming out of a home along 35th St. near Oelwein.

During the investigation it was found that the residence was in the process of being remodeled at the time of the fire.

A short time before the fire was discovered, a co-owner saw a vehicle leaving the area of where the fire was reported.

 Kern is currently in custody at the Buchanan County Jail on separate charges. When Buchanan County has completed their court proceedings, Kern will be transported to the Fayette County Jail.

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