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Brandon man charged with arson in Seffner house fire

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Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:43 AM

A Brandon man has been charged with arson early Wednesday morning after investigators say he set fire to his girlfriend's house in Seffner.

According to Hillsborough Fire Rescue, Cort Allanbrand set fire to his ex-girlfriend's mother's home at 6427 Black Dairy Road just after midnight while it was occupied.

Investigators say Allanbrand used an accelerant to start a fire in the back of the home, and a neighbor put it out using a fire extinguisher.

Allanbrand was arrested a couple of hours later, a rescue official said.

No injuries were reported.

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