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Man accused of starting house fire to kill man

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

A Toledo man who claimed he was the victim of the fire is now accused of starting it. 

Police say Rex Davis is now charged with aggravated arson after starting a fire at a vacant home on Palmwood Avenue in December. 

Police say Davis intentionally set fire to the home in an attempted to kill a man inside.  

Police say Davis started the fire by throwing couch cushions, blankets and a mattress into an open, active fireplace.

When the fire first occurred, Davis claimed that the fire started when an ember from the fireplace caught a mattress on fire. 

Police say the home was a complete loss.

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