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Bail reduced for man who set fire to his Elmer Hill Road home

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) -The man accused of setting fire to his own home on Elmer Hill Road in Rome has had his bail reduced.

Ronald Lamascolo, 59, was found badly burned inside the home on June 4 and had to rescued by firefighters, and has since spent most of his time in the hospital recovering.

On Friday morning, Oneida County Court Judge Barry Donalty allowed Lamascolo's bail on arson charges to be reduced from $50,000 cash, to $25,000 cash or $35,000 bond.

Authorities say that a month prior to the fire, Lamascolo's wife called police after she said he made more than 30 threatening phone calls to her. He was charged with aggravated harassment.

Police say Lamascolo's wife was not at home at the time of the fire.

The home was a total loss.

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