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Man Charged With Torching Home

Posted on: 4:03 pm, June 18, 2013, by , updated on: 05:38pm, June 18, 2013

CARBONDALE — Investigators in Lackawanna County have charged a man with arson and insurance fraud.

Police in Carbondale believe Michael Killiany set fire to his former home last month.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on May 9. Investigators determined it was arson about a week later.

State police say Killiany lost the home along Belmont Street in a sheriff’s sale.

They tell Newswatch 16 he made threats he would burn the home, making it worthless to the new owners.

A man and his dog made it out of the burning home safely.

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