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Franklin County Deputies Arrest Man Accused of Setting Five Fires

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UPDATE/OTHELLO, WA - Franklin County Sheriff Deputies tell NBC Right Now they have arrested one man in connection with five different fires Thursday night.

24-year-old Burt Ray Johnson was arrested and booked into jail for arson. Deputies say Johnson lives within a mile of where all the arsons occurred.

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OTHELLO, WA - Franklin County Sheriff Deputies say they're looking for the person or people who set five different fires Thursday night.

Deputies say around 9:30 PM, someone lit four haystack fires and one natural cover fire within a mile of each other near Othello.

The fires happened at Sagehill Road and Wahluke Road, the 3400 block of Albany Road, the 13000 block of Hendricks Road, the 14000 block of Hendricks Road, and Buffalo and Filbert in Franklin County.

Luckily no one got hurt.

If you have any information about who may have started the fires, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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