Police: Man confessed to setting fires at apartments

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IRVINE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Firefighters were called twice on Wednesday morning to put out fires at an Irvine apartment building.

The first call came into 911 around 4:30 a.m. about a fire in an apartment at 105 Valley Drive.

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Firefighters say there were three people in the four-unit apartment building at the time and they made it out safe.

Less than three hours later, firefighters were called back to the building for another fire.

According to the Irvine Police Department, the fire was set in the apartment above where the first one started.

While at the scene, police say they noticed a man acting suspicious near the building.

The man, identified as Joseph Glenn Lambert, was taken in for questioning.

Police say Lambert confessed to setting the fires and said the reason he did it was because he didn’t like the people living in the apartment.

Lambert reportedly lives in a nearby apartment complex.

He is charged with arson, burglary and wanton endangerment.