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Man accused of setting ex-girlfriend's Lutz house on fire

LUTZ — A 46-year-old man was arrested on charges of attempted murder and arson after, authorities said, he set fire to his ex-girlfriend's house while she and her new boyfriend were inside.

At about noon Wednesday, William Harris, with no known address, went to the woman's house on E 151st Avenue and poured an accelerant around the doorway of the home's only exit, an arrest report states.

Then he set it on fire.

The woman's boyfriend suffered second-degree burns on his hands trying to extinguish the fire and escape the house, according to the report.

Harris was also injured and taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was arrested. He will be taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and held without bail, jail records show.

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