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      Man pleads guilty to setting apartment fire

      WLUK file photo.
      WLUK file photo.
      STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - Portage County prosecutors are recommending 15 years in prison for a Stevens Point man who pleaded guilty to setting his apartment on fire.

      The March fire destroyed the four-unit apartment building. Two tenants were inside when Roy Strait poured gasoline all over his apartment and ignited it. Both escaped injury.

      WSAW-TV reports Portage County District Attorney Louis Molepske said Strait turned himself in following the fire and told investigators he wanted to go back to prison.

      The 40-year-old Strait pleaded guilty to arson Monday. Two counts of recklessly endangering safety will be read during sentencing Sept. 26.