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Man arrested in series of street fires in north Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in a half-dozen fires intentionally set along the street in a portion of north Philadelphia. A police statement said officers responding to an 8:30 a.m. Wednesday call found six fires ignited in the area at physical structures, a trash container and various piles of waste. Police said they learned that the fires were intentionally set by a man in his 40s carrying a dark-colored backpack. No injures were reported. Police siad a suspect was apprehended by city and transit police at the 69th street Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority terminal.

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