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Man accused of setting Avondale apartment building ablaze

Russell Dowdell (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Russell Dowdell (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

 A Latonia man is accused of setting a Reading Road apartment building ablaze Tuesday.

Russell Dowdell is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail on charges of aggravated arson, criminal damaging or endangering and obstructing official business.

Cincinnati fire officials say he set fire to the building off Reading Road near Crescent Avenue and then admitted to it.

A motive was not disclosed.

No one was hurt.

Dowdell is scheduled to face a judge Wednesday.

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