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.