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Man arrested after admitting to setting girlfriend's car on fire

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A man has been arrested in Springfield after admitting to setting his girlfriend's car on fire late Sunday night.

Fire officials responded to a report of a fire outside of 221 Hancock St. after 11 p.m. on Sunday. When they arrived on scene flames were shooting out of a 1998 Nisan Altima.

The car was destroyed. According to officials, Carlos Merced admitted to setting the fire after a dispute with his girlfriend.

He is charged with arson and assault and battery.

Merced will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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