HINTON, W.Va. — A Summers County arsonist will be sentenced in August.

Earlier this week, Billy Gill, 25, of Hinton plead guilty to a charge of first degree arson and attempted malicious assault for setting a fire at a home on 5th Avenue in Hinton back in February.

He remains behind bars and will be sentenced on August 9th at 10 a.m. in Summers County Circuit Court.

Gill had also originally been charged with setting another fire the same night that destroyed the Brick Row Apartments in Hinton and forced 30 people out of their homes.

Those charges were dropped in May because fire investigators could not determine what started that blaze.

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