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Box Elder man accused of trying to burn down home

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BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) - A Box Elder man is accused of trying to burn down his mobile home while his live-in girlfriend and another man were inside.

Joseph Hodges, 29, is charged with arson and reckless burning - charges that could land him in prison for 35 years if he's convicted.

It was not immediately clear if he had obtained a lawyer.

Authorities say the two people inside the home when it went up in flames about 5 a.m. Thursday were able to get out safely.

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