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The state Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a house fire on Sunday, April 1, on Northeast 92 Court in Bronson was an arson and a man on felony probation on a drug charge has been charged with setting the fire, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
Jermain Lashaun Griffin, 28, of Bronson, is being held without bond on an arson charge at Levy County Jail.
Sheriff's Deputy Ella Anderson was the first to respond to the call and she found the wood frame home fully engulfed in flames. The fire spread to a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria that was parked in the front yard.
The Bronson Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire and kept the fire from spreading to other residences.
Sheriff's Investigator Mike Wilkinson and Robert Thompson of the State Fire Marshall's Office determined the fire was an arson. During their investigation they learned Griffin had an argument with his wife and a relative the previous night and cut himself on a bottle.
Wilkinson and Thompson found blood at the scene.
Griffin, who is on felony probation for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, was arrested, taken to Tri-County Hospital for treatment and booked in the jail.