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Drunken Man Burning American Flag Ignites House Fire In American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON (CBS SF) -- A man who was allegedly intoxicated and attempting to burn an American flag in a driveway, ignited a blaze that heavily damaged an American Canyon home Wednesday night.

American Canyon fire officials said they received a call around 11:16 p.m. of a fire at a home in the 100 block of Burgess Court.

Arriving firefighters found the garage of the home totally engulfed in flames and a man standing nearby. He told firefighters he was a relative of the homeowner who was in the process of selling the house.

The man told firefighters he was intoxicated and had ignited a American flag on fire in the driveway. The blaze had quickly spread to the garage so he called 911.

The homeowner arrived a short time later and could not explain the man's actions.

The were no injuries in the fire and the man was arrested on arson allegations.

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