Police: Man arrested for vacant house fire in Hempstead

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Police have made an arrest in connection to a house fire in Hempstead.

As News 12 reported, fire ripped through a vacant house on Jerusalem Avenue in Hempstead Wednesday.

Police say 29-year-old Bernadino Jocon is responsible for starting it.

Officers say he also started a fire in a nearby parking lot, which burned close to a car.

The suspect is facing multiple charges and will be in court today.

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