By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man is under arrest on federal arson charges for allegedly staring a fire inside a Queens restaurant.

Authorities say 54-year-old Asif Raja used a flammable liquid to set multiple fires last August in the restaurant on Steinway Street.

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The sprinkler system kept the flames from spreading, but fire marshal’s deemed it suspicious and started investigating.

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Authorities have not specified what the motive might have been.

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CBSNewYork Team