Man arrested in suspicious fires in northern Ariz.

June 9, 2011 - 11:57 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — 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 turned himself in early Thursday. The sheriff's office says he was arrested on one count of burning of a wildland.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Kee is being held without bond.

The fires started Wednesday afternoon, burning more than 125 acres and destroying a home.

Residents were allowed to return home after ground and air crews got the fire under control later Wednesday.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/