- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - California authorities investigating a string of arson fires near Bakersfield have arrested a 41-year-old suspect.

Kern County Fire Department Capt. Jason Knaggs says Damon Franklin is currently only suspected in a dumpster fire Wednesday morning.

But investigators are trying to determine if he’s connected with at least six other blazes in a span of 24 hours in the Oildale area.

KBAK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2xBkc1C ) four vacant houses, a church and a vacant apartment complex caught fire Tuesday.

Knaggs says there were no injuries.

It wasn’t immediately known if Franklin has an attorney.

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Information from: KBAK-TV, https://www.bakersfieldnow.com/

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