Paducah man arrested after confessing to setting own home on fire

A Paducah man was arrested and charged with setting his house on fire.

The Paducah Fire Department was called to a house fire at 1130 North 14th Street around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

A man and his one-year-old granddaughter were asleep in the home, but were able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters say the fire was started in multiple places.

A while later, 26-year-old Glen Mitchell, a man who lived in the home but was unaccounted for, arrived at the scene.

During an interview, Mitchell told police he started the fires because he was upset over family matters.

Mitchell was charged with first-degree arson and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail

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