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South Lake man tells police he set trailer on fire with roommate inside

A South Lake Tahoe man told police that he started a fire in his trailer because he was distraught over family matters and matters concerning the owner.

Eric Almdale is being held on $1.05 million bail after he was arrested for aggravated arson and burglary.

At about 11:18 p.m. Thursday, police and firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at the trailer park located at 885 James Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. As firefighters began to extinguish flames, police officers assisted with the evacuation of the neighboring trailers.

Police officers questioned resident Geraldine McClure during the initial response. …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 5, 2012 10:45AM Published Oct 5, 2012 10:39AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.