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2 Charged With Setting Brooklyn Apartment Building On Fire

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RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An ongoing dispute led two men to set fire to a Brooklyn apartment building, fire officials said.

FDNY officials Monday announced the arrests of Abderraham Mouna and Jose Andujar, who are charged with arson.

They say fire marshals determined the blaze was set in response to a dispute between Mouna, who operated Executive Bus Charter across the street from the building, and the building’s residents. Residents had complained of his idling buses causing parking problems.

The FDNY says Mouna hired Andujar for $500 to set the blaze. They say Andujar poured a flammable liquid inside a business on the building’s first floor. They say the first burned itself out before it could spread.

No one was hurt.

The two men also face conspiracy and reckless endangerment charges. Information about their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.

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