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San Angelo Police arrest man on arson charge for house fire on Harris Avenue

The SAPD said the resident's son had threatened to "blow up" the house. Neighbors said they heard an explosion before the fire started.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A San Angelo man has been arrested and charged with arson related to a house fire on West Harris Avenue Sunday night.

According to a release from the San Angelo Police Department, at approximately 8:44 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to a home in the 2400 block of West Harris Avenue for a structure fire.

Officers found a home fully engulfed in flames and another house beginning to catch fire. The release said the San Angelo Fire Department proceeded to quickly extinguish the flames and it was discovered the fire had possibly been intentionally started by the resident's son.

SAPD officers found out the resident's son, Justin Ross Cuellar, 28, had threatened to "blow up" the house and the neighbors confirmed hearing an explosion before seeing the the house catch fire.

Attempts to find Cuellar in the area were made, and he was found at an unrelated call for service at a home in the 2700 block of Raney Street, according to police.

Cuellar was detained and the SAPD's Criminal Investigations Division, as well as the fire marshal's office, were contacted to help with the investigation.

Cuellar was arrested and charged with arson intend damage habitat/place of worship. No injuries were reported in relation to the fire, the SAPD said.

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