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Man facing eviction charged with setting apartment on fire

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- Police say a Dubuque man set his apartment building on fire because he faces eviction.

Todd Shaffer turned himself into police on Monday, less than two hours after fire fighters responded to a blaze at an apartment building in Dubuque.

Dubuque Assistant Police Chief Terry Tobin says Shaffer lives in the building but was facing eviction.

Officials say the fire, which they responded to just after 6:30 a.m., did about $10,000 worth of damage.

Shaffer has been arrested on a charge of first-degree arson and faces up to 25 years in prison.

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