- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Two men face arson charges for allegedly setting fire to an occupied Brooklyn apartment building last May.

Fire officials Monday announced the arrest of Abderraham Mouna and Jose Andujar.

They say fire marshals determined the fire was set in response to an ongoing dispute between Mouna and building residents.

Mouna operated Executive Bus Charter directly across from the building. Residents had complained of his idling buses causing parking problems.

The FDNY says Mouna hired Andujar for $500 to set the blaze. They say Andujar poured a flammable liquid inside a business on the building’s first floor. They say the first burned itself out before it could spread.

No one was hurt.

The two men also face conspiracy and reckless endangerment charges. Information about their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.

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