- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say they have a person in custody in connection with at least one of several fires sparked along the Rio Grande.

Crews contained the flames Wednesday afternoon.

The blazes brought to seven the number of fires in the same area in two days. They were all believed to be human-caused.

No injuries were reported. All of the fires were in the wooded area along the Rio Grande near the Hispanic Cultural Center.

Police say an officer saw a man run from a fire and then saw him start another.

The man was identified as 37-year-old Audie Helms. He was booked on suspicion of one count of starting a fire on state land.

Police say an investigation continues to determine if Helms is responsible for the other fires.


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