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Stiffer Arson Penalties in Place for Michigan

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Legislation passed today, creating stiffer penalties for arson.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the bill, improving the structure of dealing with arson crimes.

In 2011, there were more than 10,000 arsons and suspicious fires accounting for one out of every three fires in the state.

Calley says the loss of life and property caused from arson crimes require aggressive action.