State police: New Fairfield man faces arson charge in home fire

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A New Fairfield man faces charges after he apparently accidentally set his home on fire in April.

Police say Michael Reilly was burning a wooden barrel near his house when the wind kicked up.

His garage caught fire, before his whole house was engulfed.

He faces several charges in connection to the fire, including arson and reckless burning.

 

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