Man arrested in suspicious fires in northern Ariz.

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Posted: Jun 09, 2011 3:25 PM
Man arrested in suspicious fires in northern Ariz.

Authorities in northern Arizona have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of intentionally setting a series of small fires that forced dozens of residents to flee from their homes.

The Coconino County Sheriff's office says Obrian Wilson Kee of Leupp (LOOP') turned himself in early Thursday. The sheriff's office says he was arrested and booked on one count of burning of a wild land.

The sheriff's office says Kee made an initial appearance in court and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. He is due in court again on June 17.

The fires started Wednesday afternoon, burning more than 125 acres and destroying a home near the mountain city of Flagstaff. Residents were allowed to return home after ground and air crews got the fire under control Wednesday.