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Man pleads guilty in connection with last November's huge Cohoes fire

March 14, 2018 05:25 PM

COHOES - The man who accidentally started that huge November fire in Cohoes has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson.

John Gomes now faces one-year in jail. He will also have to pay restitution.

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He was arrested after police say he started a small fire on purpose in a burn barrel. The wind caught the embers and damaged 31 buildings -- three of which had to be demolished.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 25.

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