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Originally published Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:20 PM

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Man sentenced for fire at SW Wash. motel room

A 41-year-old man who set fire to his Vancouver, Wash., apartment and then to a motel room provided by the American Red Cross has been sentenced to 17 months in prison.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. —

A 41-year-old man who set fire to his Vancouver, Wash., apartment and then to a motel room provided by the American Red Cross has been sentenced to 17 months in prison.

The Columbian reports ( http://is.gd/Cqk0Di) that Angel Torres-Reyna pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to two counts of second-degree arson and one count of third-degree assault.

Judge Scott Collier said he accepted the plea agreement "a little bit begrudgingly," noting that hotel occupants and firefighters were at risk during the fire at the Hazel Dell Quality Inn.

Torres-Reyna declined a chance to comment through his interpreter.

He set fire to his apartment on Sept. 27 and set the motel fire two days later. The newspaper says he also climbed onto the roof of the motel, at one point kicking down a rescue ladder and causing a firefighter to fall to the ground.

Torres-Reyna is under an immigration hold. The Columbian says it's unclear whether he'll serve out his sentence before being deported.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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