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Man charged with arson in Orleans explosion

Kody Crosby, 35, was arrested and charged Wednesday, March 1, in the Orleans explosion arson investigation. He was charged with four counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, six arson charges against people and property, and two counts of break and enter.

The explosion on February 13, destroyed four houses under construction and damaged many surrounding homes, some of which were occupied. Two people were rescued from the rubble with serious injuries and four others, including two children, were hospitalized in stable condition. Many other residents evacuated and many homes will need extensive repairs before they are habitable.

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