AAA  Aug. 22, 2014 6:42 AM ET
Man charged with setting hall in hotel hallway
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(AP) — Police have accused a man of setting a small fire in a hallway of a hotel in Laconia, New Hampshire.

They said Benjamin Luoma of Meredith told police he lit a small towel on fire early Friday, which then ignited the carpet in a fourth-floor hallway of the Landmark Inn.

The hotel was temporarily evacuated and no one was hurt. Damage to the property was minor.

Luoma was charged with arson and was being arraigned Friday. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Associated Press
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