West Frankfort Man Arrested for High-Rise Fires

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By WSIL Manager

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort man has been arrested for setting fires at the Anna Gray High-Rise.

Christopher A. Evrard, 24, was taken into custody Thursday.

On July 26, emergency crews were called to the apartment complex five separate times for fires in the trash chute, laundry room and stairwell.

West Frankfort Police Chief Shawn Talluto says Evrard admitted he started the fires.

Evrard is charged with arson and attempted aggravated arson. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

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