Man Arrested After Early Morning String of Fires in Downtown Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ – A man has been arrested following a series of fires that broke out in downtown Phoenix early this morning.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, at least five different fires were reported, with one of them rapidly spreading to a commercial shop near the Footprint Center.
The incident sparked a massive response from the authorities.
Gibby, the first person on the scene, has been providing updates throughout the morning.
While not all the fires grew to a large scale, one of them caused significant damage to a building in the vicinity.
Just a block away from the affected area, tents where people were living could be seen.
Thankfully, a small grassfire set itself out without causing further harm.
The suspect, who was spotted running away from the scene, was apprehended by Phoenix police.
They were able to tackle him down and had paramedics check him before taking him into custody.
Authorities believe he is responsible for setting the warehouse fire that was caught just moments after it started.
The fire caused visible damage to the building.
The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to be released as the authorities gather evidence and interview witnesses.
The motive behind the string of fires and the extent of the damage caused are yet to be determined.
Local residents are advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
The police department is urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the investigation.
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