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Bail Set At 50K For Missoula Senior Center Arson Suspect

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Bail was set at $50,000 on Monday in Missoula County Justice Court, for the man accused of setting the Missoula Senior Citizens Center on fire. Birch Bergeson faces a felony arson charge in connection to a fire that caused about $11,000 in damages to the senior center in April.

Court documents show surveillance video caught three people together near the senior center before the fire started. Detectives identified and interviewed two of them. They told police Bergenson was acting strange, before disappearing into the senior center the night of the fire, and telling them he started it.

Detectives learned he stopped showing up to work and possibly moved to Billings. When they tried to call Bergeson, he said he was unable to speak with them.

He was eventually arrested on a warrant, and will be back in court on January 22.

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