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A Washington County chef whose biggest public claim to fame, if ever-so briefly, was on the Gordon Ramsey series "Hotel Hell," is back in the spotlight.

Richard T. Wilson, 46, was arrested by State Police shortly after midnight Tuesday and charged with setting fire to his Wright Road, Cambridge, home.

Wilson was the executive chef of the Cambridge Hotel when it was used on Ramsay's "reality" show early last year. That episode actually had been shot in 2012 just before the hotel closed for financial reasons. Wilson was married to the daughter of the then-owner.

Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department personnel were able to stop the fire from spreading beyond a bedroom. State Police said Wilson's version of what started the fire was at odds with evidence they had collected at the scene, and arrested him. He pleaded not guilty in town court on an arson charge and was sent to Washington County Jail to await further action, according to police.

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