- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old man accused of starting a fire inside a dumpster and then stealing a Reno Fire Department vehicle.

KRNV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1PpM4eH ) that Brandon Kearney was arrested Saturday in connection with the Sept. 5 incident. He faces several charges, including arson, grand larceny and destroying fire equipment.

Police say Kearney had started the fire at a dumpster outside a business. When fire crews responded, police say Kearney broke into the fire house and stole the fire equipment vehicle.

Officials say a battalion chief recognized Kearney from the incident in downtown Reno Saturday. The police were notified and Kearney was arrested.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, https://www.mynews4.com

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