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Franklin Barrett Sechriest is facing a federal charge. (Austin Fire Department)

An 18-year-old Texas State University student is now facing a federal arson charge following his arrest for setting fire to Congregation Beth Israel. Court documents revealed Monday show the teenager's inner thoughts before and after the fire.

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The synagogue will be closed until damage can be repaired. (Congregation Beth Israel)

The Austin Fire Department is asking for the public's help in locating the suspect in connection to a potential arson case that started on Halloween night at a synagogue.

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At 10610 Pinkney Lane, AFD took out a fire during a SWAT situation. (AFD/Twitter)

After Austin Code Enforcement tried to cut a Southwest Austin man's lawn, it resulted in the man firing gunshots and an hours-long SWAT standoff before the man was shot by police and his home was engulfed in flames.

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Georgetown Fire Department Chief John Sullivan updates the media on a fire at Ponderosa Pet Resort on Sunday. (GFD/Facebook)

Around 75 dogs died in a fire Saturday night at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, according to the Georgetown Fire Department, leaving dozens of owners to mourn the losses of their furry companions.

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