Police: Teen set boyfriend's apartment on fire

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Police say a teenager set her boyfriend's apartment on fire in Newburgh last night.

According to authorities, 18-year-old Natasha Porter set fire to 26-year-old Brian Jones' clothes in the bathtub of his third-floor apartment at 110 Liberty St. after an argument.

Officials say Porter admitted to a fireman that she started the fire, but Jones claims to know nothing about what happened. He says they weren't even having a fight.

Fire officials say the building is completely destroyed, leaving all of the residents to try to find a new place to live.

Porter is facing felony arson charges and is being held at the Orange County jail on $2,500 bail. She is due back in court on Monday.

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