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Mangilao home destroyed after argument over beer

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Anger apparently fueled a fire which engulfed the Mangilao home of Franklin Aguon on Thursday evening. And according to Aguon, it all started over a can of beer.

"You can see on my face I have bruises and all, and that's all how it started," he attempted to explain to KUAM News. "It's a misunderstanding situation over a can of beer, I guess, and I don't what my nephew did it is intentionally. For like this kind of situation this is the first time for me my nephew I never it's his own intention to do that. I got no idea."

Franklin says it was his nephew 32-year-old Elvin PC Aguon, who set the fire. And even as the flames raced through his house, they continued to fight. Franklin says he tried to stop the fire but it was too late, as he said, "Everything is lost including some of the things in there were not mine some of them is in storage, so what's lost is lost whatever is in I cannot help myself to take out whatever to save even my kids pictures is all gone."

By the time the Guam Fire Department arrived, the wood-and-tin structure was fully engulfed. GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly said, "Our firefighters had the scene under control in about 30 minutes. We did utilize three engine companies because there was no hydrant nearby we had to do, what we call our 'pumper-to-pumper relays' that is utilizing the water in one truck into the next to pump water to the fire."

Reilly says Franklin was treated by medics at the scene for injuries not related to the fire. Meanwhile according to Guam Police Department spokesperson AJ Balajadia Elvin Aguon was arrested for arson, family violence and disorderly conducted. He was booked and confined.

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