Belleville man faces arson charges after Molotov cocktail sparks small fire

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A Belleville man is facing charges after a small fire at a Church Street residence on Tuesday.

Police say they were called to the scene after a man was reported to have thrown a bottle at the building and exploded.

The bottle, also known as a Molotov cocktail, caused a small fire that was extinguished by others in the area, police say. They add the fire did not cause much damage nor did it cause any injuries.

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Police say the suspect left the scene but was found later on Pinnacle Street.

The man is facing several charges, including arson and mischief under $5,000.

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He was held in custody until a bail hearing Wednesday.

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