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Man, Teen Accused in a String of Fires in Layton

Man, Teen Accused in a String of Fires in Layton



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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- A man and his teenage nephew who are believed to have started a string of fires in the last couple of weeks have been arrested.

That's according to Layton police, who say the 32-year-old man and his 14-year-old nephew were arrested yesterday for the investigation of arson. The boy has been referred to juvenile court.

On March 18th, officers say they responded to four different fires at various locations. Police say one was set in a trash bin, two in vehicles and a fourth involved a utility trailer.

Later that month, police say a resident called officers to report damage to the outside of his home that appeared to be caused by a fire. Police returned to the home over the weekend, again for attempted arson.

The total cost of damage from the fires is estimated at $50,000.

------ Information from: Deseret Morning News.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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