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Suspect nabbed as arson blamed for 9 Flint fires

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in Flint say they've arrested a suspect in 5 of what are believed to be nine arson fires that broke out overnight in an eastside neighborhood. Three firefighters have been treated for heat exhaustion.

Public Safety Director Alvern Lock said Tuesday that the person in custody is suspected in 5 of the fires, and authorities are looking for help in solving all the blazes.

Battalion Chief John Babb tells The Flint Journal the first fire started about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

1 of the firefighters with heat exhaustion was in stable condition at a hospital. Babb says the other two were able to return to work.

Babb says several occupied homes were damaged by the heat. Crews from Burton, Davison, Genesee Township and Mount Morris also helped fight the fires.

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