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Police arrested a teen-ager Thursday who claims he is responsible for starting more than 30 fires, including at least six building fires and seven rubbish fires here, detectives said.

Corey C. Donoughe, 19, of 755 17th St., who served as a senior volunteer firefighter for more than a year with the Niagara Active Hose Company before he was kicked out for allegedly stealing equipment, was charged with second-degree arson at 7 p.m. at police headquarters by Detectives James Lincoln and William Smith.

Donoughe is accused of setting fire Sept. 5 to the front porch of a house at 438 Fifth St. while a man was asleep in a second-floor bedroom, Smith said. The fire did $1,500 damage to the porch, siding and under roof before firefighters
extinguished it, Smith said.

Donoughe's arrest came after he dropped his wallet Monday on the grounds of Niagara Street School.

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