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Ada, Minn. Man Accused In Senior Center Fire

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ADA, Minn. (AP) — Police in Ada say an arson suspect wore a jacket smelling like gasoline when he was arrested leaving a burning senior center last weekend.

Thirty-one-year-old Jason Timothy Campbell appeared in court on an arson charge Tuesday. He is accused of starting the early Saturday fire at the activity center for seniors in Ada.

According to court records, Ada Police Chief Wade Krohmer found Campbell leaving the center holding a pair of coolers and wearing a jacket that smelled of fuel.

Krohmer says the coolers had food in them, and that Campbell also was taking a television from the center.

The Forum of Fargo, N.D., reports the police chief says state fire investigators have determined the fire was set. The badly damaged center has not reopened.

Campbell remains in jail.

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