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Texan charged with arson, grandson dead in truck

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man whose 2-year-old grandson was found dead in a burned-out pickup truck has been accused of starting the fire.

Bexar County jail records show 51-year-old Joel Soto of San Antonio was being held Friday on a charge of arson of a vehicle. Jail records don't list an attorney for Soto, who was arrested Thursday and bond set at $150,000.

The body of Jeremy Soto was recovered from the vehicle after the fire last Saturday.

A San Antonio police report says the grandfather says he raised the hood to check for possible engine trouble when a flash fire knocked him back.

The report says investigators believe the fire could have started inside the vehicle and Soto's injuries were inconsistent with his explanation of the blaze.

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