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Fire official: Del City man admits setting fire so wife wouldn’t find out about eviction

John Quentin Pongratz, 50, of Del City, was charged with second-degree arson after telling fire investigators he ignited paper and cigarettes in the house he was renting.

BY TIM WILLERT Modified: August 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm •  Published: August 16, 2012

DEL CITY — A Del City man who admitted setting fire to a house so his wife wouldn’t know they were being evicted was charged Wednesday with second-degree arson, records show.

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