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Arrest made in Schenectady fatal fire

SCHENECTADY -- Schenectady Police have made an arrest in the fatal fire that killed three children and their father and severely injured another child.

27-year-old Robert Butler of Saratoga Springs has been charged with felony arson for allegedly setting fire to 438 Hulett Street.

Court papers say Butler used a liquid accelerant to set fire to the apartment staircase.

According to Schenectady Police, Butler is in police custody and will be arraigned this morning.

Butler knew the victims of the fire although police aren't being specific about the relationship at this time.

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