Man who escaped fire with scuba gear arrested

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by Alicia E. Barrn / azfamily.com

azfamily.com

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 28 at 4:19 PM

PHOENIX - A man was arrested for allegedly setting his $3.5 million home on fire.

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The blaze took place in the early morning hours of July 5. The Phoenix Fire Department responded and found a working fire at the home.

Fire detectives continued with their investigation and arrested Michael Marin on Wednesday for arson.

Marin first reported he escaped the fire from a second story balcony wearing scuba gear and using a rope ladder. He was the only person who lived at the 10,000-square-feet house.

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