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District man pleads guilty to series of arsons

A District man pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to five counts of arson and other charges in connection with a series of fires set at homes and other buildings since 2008. Maurice Dews, 27, also pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated assault while armed in connection with an April blaze he set. Four firefighters were seriously injured battling the blaze at a vacant, single-family house.
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