Man held as police investigate arson report

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    A 34-year-old man is currently in police custody as officers investigate a report of arson yesterday.

    Around 1:30am, a California resident was awoken by smoke emanating at the back of his two-storey house and found the structure ablaze.

    The fire was extinguished with no reported injuries.

    Police later arrested the male suspect.

    The estimated value of the damage is yet to be determined.