18-year-old Joseph Brannen arrested for arson for setting a fire in the East Hernando Branch Library

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested an 18-year-old man for setting a small fire at the East Hernando Branch Library on July 6.

Joseph Brannen was arrested on Sunday and charged with one count of 2nd degree Arson. His bond was set at $3,000.

No one was injured in the fire, but smoke from the fire did activate the library's sprinkler system.

The water ruined many of the library's books and magazines. The damaged is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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