- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Officials say a Boston man has admitted to starting a fire that destroyed an apartment building and injured two firefighters.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1hPt0I7 ) 21-year-old Nestor Perez pleaded guilty Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court to two counts of wanton destruction of property.

Prosecutors say the Chelsea man got in a disagreement with some people living in the Washington Avenue building. He went to the property with two other people on Oct. 22, 2013 and banged on the door of one of the apartments, demanding to see a specific person.

When that person didn’t respond, prosecutors say he started a fire and ran downstairs. The building was destroyed but no residents were harmed.

A judge handed down a nine-month prison sentence followed by two years of probation.


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