ST. CLOUD -- A Paynesville man is accused of burning down the mobile home he was living in.

Paynesville Police responded to the 400 block of Minnie Street Thursday morning to find a trailer fully engulfed and 42-year-old Nicholas Voss standing near it.

Police confirmed Voss was a tenant in the trailer and detected the smell of gasoline on him. Police say Voss ultimately admitted to starting the fire using gasoline and a lighter.

Later, when Voss was being booked into the Stearns County Jail, court records show a lighter was found in his pocket.

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Voss is charged with 1st-degree arson of a dwelling. The charges don't indicate a motive behind the fire and there are no new court dates scheduled.

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