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New York Teen Firefighter Sets Fire at Church to be 'Hero'

New York state police say a teenage firefighter in Westchester County has admitted to setting a blaze at a local church so that he could gain attention as a hero.

Police say 18-year-old Christopher Iacovino was charged with third-degree arson, a felony, in connection with a fire Monday at St. Paul's Chapel in Lewisboro.

Investigator Michael Honig says the fire merely scorched a back staircase leading into the church. No one was hurt.

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The teenager couldn't be reached Monday. His mother, Marianne Iacovino, says her son is a "really good kid" and that he is "just a little confused."

The teenager is being held at a local jail. Bail is set at $5,000.