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Cedar Rapids man poured gasoline on porch and started fire, police say

Jeremy Lang
Jeremy Lang

A Cedar Rapids man poured gasoline on a porch in southeast Cedar Rapids and set it on fire Saturday, according to police.

During the Cedar Rapids Police Department investigation of the fire at a home in the 100 block of 35th Street Drive SE, Jeremy Lang, 41, admitted to causing the fire by using gasoline and lighting it, according to a Linn County criminal complaint.

Lang has been charged with first-degree arson, which is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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