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April 2--  A Vidala man is under arrest for setting fire to his house.

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports Gerald Thomas Wingard, Jr. is charged with setting the March 10th blaze that destroyed his home at 416 Deer Run Road in Vidalia.

Earlier Wingard told authorities he was sleeping when he was awakened by the fire and called 911.  The arson charges follow an investigation by the State Fire Marshall's office and the Toombs County Sheriff's Office.