Alexis Brito arrested for arson in fire at ex-girlfriend's North Plainfield home

Alexis Brito, 22, of Plainfield, is accused of arson, theft and endangering the welfare of a child. (6/30/14)

NORTH PLAINFIELD - A man accused of intentionally trying to burn down the house of an ex-girlfriend in North Plainfield has been arrested for arson. 

Alexis Brito, 22, of Plainfield, is accused of arson, theft and endangering the welfare of a child. The Somerset County prosecutor says a young girl who lived there with her family escaped through a window.  

The fire at 91 Manning Ave. was reported just after midnight Saturday morning.

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The prosecutor says investigators believe Brito took an iPad from the home before fleeing. 

Brito is is being held on $100,000 bail.

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