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White Plains Man Sentenced For Setting House On Fire In Westchester

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson Photo Credit: Port Chester Police Department

A 46-year-old man will spend time behind bars after being sentenced for setting fire to a Westchester home earlier this year.

White Plains resident Michael Johnson, who had been accused of starting a fire that destroyed a vacant two-family Smith Street home in Port Chester in January, was sentenced this week to one year in jail for arson.

Johnson pleaded guilty to arson in July.

The fire took crews several hours to knock down the flames on Tuesday, Jan. 29, which was complicated when a first-floor roof collapsed, though there were no injuries reported. The property is now owned by Nen’s Bakery, which is across the street.

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