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Arsonist caught on video at recycling business

An arsonist was caught on video camera Tuesday evening using a lighter to set fire to combustible paper and paper scraps at a recycling business off Lindsay Drive.

Arson investigators for Columbus Fire & Emergency Medical Services are investigating the small blaze that was set around 7 p.m. at Caraustar Columbus Recycling, 756 Lindsay Drive, said Fire Marshal Greg Lang.

Lang said the call came in at 7:31 p.m. and that the fire was limited to a 3-by-3-foot concrete area and caused no damage to the business. He said firefighters had it under control in minutes and nothing burned but paper. No damage was reported to the structure.

He said the arsonist's face was not capture on video, that he was covered in clothing and apparently was acting alone.

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