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Suspect arrested in multi-alarm Camden Co. fire

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection to a multi-alarm fire that ripped through a Camden County barn.

The flames broke out around 3:00 Saturday morning on the 1500 block of Chews Landing Road.

Several fire companies responded to the scene and it took crews nearly an hour to bring the fire under control.

A witness gave police a description of 26-year-old Gregory W. Woodman - who was suspected to have started the blaze.

While fire crews battled the flames, officers located Woodman and after a brief struggle, he was taken into custody.

One fire fighter was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation but was treated and released.

A number of horses were inside the barn at the time but were safely able to evacuate.

Woodman faces a number of charges including Arson, Aggravated Assault, and Resisting Arrest.

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