- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland arson investigators have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of setting fires at Madison High School last month.

Authorities say the boy was arrested on Tuesday, a day after two fires were set in a boys’ bathroom and a storage closet containing food and electronic equipment. Fires were also set on Nov. 16 and 17.

Portland Fire & Rescue says automatic sprinklers and smoke alarms limited the damage in all four fires but the school sustained an estimated $50,000 in damage. Students and staff were safely evacuated.

The teen faces charges of arson, reckless burning, disorderly conduct and tampering with a witness.

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