- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A sophomore student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been charged with starting two fires at campus buildings over holiday break.

A news release from the university says 20-year-old Zhexuan Zhou was charged Tuesday with felony arson and felony reckless endangerment in connection with a fire Jan. 5 at the engineering and math building, and misdemeanor arson in connection with a fire at the physics building Dec. 22.

Cleanup and restoration costs stemming from the Jan. 5 fire could total between $300,000 and $500,000. The smaller fire on Dec. 22 caused minor damage.

Zhou remained in Milwaukee County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $10,000. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

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