Man charged with arson in fire at old Manchester mill

MANCHESTER, Ga. (AP) – Police have charged a Georgia man with arson in a blaze that destroyed a more than 100-year-old building and burned lumber worth about $1 million. Police in the west Georgia town of Manchester say Jason Edward Teufel of Waverly Hall is charged in the blaze that broke out at the old Manchester Mill a week ago. WTVM-TV reports The building was being demolished, and a salvage company was recovering the old timbers. Part of the structure was saved from flames, but the lost lumber is estimated to be worth about $1 million.
Police say Teufel was inside the old building for shelter after his girlfriend kicked him out of the house. He allegedly started a fire for warmth and went to sleep. Teufel wasn't hurt in the fire. © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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